The pieces mark St. Alexander Nevsky and the palace at Ropsha from 1855-1881, which is south-west of central Saint Petersburg.

St. Alexander Nevsky, who lived 1221– 1263, is one of Russia's greatest historical heroes. He gained such iconic status on account of his military efforts and defeats against German and Swedish invaders.

Icon of St. Alexander Nevsky Image via sacredmurals.com Icon of St. Alexander Nevsky
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In 1547 he was canonised a saint of the Russian Orthodox Church by Metropolite Macarius.

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41479617_1_x Set of 8 Russian Gardner Porcelain Soup Plates
1778-1780. From the St. Alexander Nevsky order service. Underglaze blue factory mark and red inventory numbers. Diameter 9"

Pair of Russian Gardner Reticulated Porcelain Fruit 1778-1780. From the St. Alexander Nevsky order service. Underglaze blue factory mark. Diameter 11 3/4". Pair of Russian Gardner Reticulated Porcelain Fruit
1778-1780. From the St. Alexander Nevsky order service. Underglaze blue factory mark. Diameter 11 3/4".

Set of 3 Russian Imperial Factory Porcelain Plates 1855-1881. From the "Ropsha" service. Each marked underside with green printed factory mark. Diameter 9 1/4". Set of 3 Russian Imperial Factory Porcelain Plates
1855-1881. From the "Ropsha" service. Each marked underside with green printed factory mark. Diameter 9 1/4".

41479613_1_l Three Russian Gardner Porcelain Cups and Covers
1778-1780. From the St. Alexander Nevsky order service. Underglaze blue factory mark.

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