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A Russian porcelain two handled-bowlfrom the Alexander III Coronation Service, Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, period of Alexander III (1855-1881), dated 1893. The bowl with handles molded with foliate decoration & gilded, the front of the exteriordecorated with the Imperial State Seal, a thrice crowned double-headed Imperial eagle, the shield of St. George encircled by the Chain of St. Andrew on its chest, the wings emblazoned with the arms of the major kingdoms & principates making up the empire, including (clockwise) Astrakhan, Siberia, Georgia, Finland, Kiev-Vladimir-Novgorod, Taurica, Poland, & Kazan, with scepter & orb clutched in its talons. The underside with the green underglaze cypher mark of Alexander III dated 93. Dimensions: 3 3/8″ H x 9″ W (8.6 x 22.9 cm).
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