RUSSIAN GOLD, SILVER, ENAMEL, AND PASTE BADGE AND STAR OF THE IMPERIAL ORDER OF ST. ALEXANDER NEVSKY

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St. Petersburg, Late 19th Century

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gold badge enameled translucent strawberry red over a guilloche ground, the eagles between the arms of the cross set with pastes, the center painted with the Saint on horseback, the reverse with the initials of the Saint; the eight-pointed star set with pastes, the center with the gold monogram of the Saint surrounded by the Cyrillic inscription, 'For Labor and Fatherland,' over a ground enameled translucent strawberry red, Cyrillic maker's mark, I.L., possibly for a Keibel workmaster. Has fitted case.