A porcelain soup bowl from the service of the Order of St Alexander Nevsky, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St Petersburg, period of Alexander II (1855-1881)

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The cavetto painted with the star of the order and motto 'For Labour and Fatherland' in Russian, the border with moiré sash and badge, gilt-edged scalloped rim, with green Imperial cypher of Alexander II and inscribed in red overglaze 'G.Ch (Cyrillic) 8223'
diameter 22.4cm, 8 7/8 in.