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Saltcellar and Spoon

Made by: Henric Lassas

Currently in storage


About this object

Slightly tapered upwards salt cellar is resting on a plain ring foot. Geometric ornamental border is around the lip of the bowl. Small octagonal panels reserved for a monogram and left plain. The rest of the surface is occupied by folklore saying printed in large prominent letters. Spoon is plain, with a bowl of a spoon shaped as a scoop.

Category:
silverwork
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
ca. 1890
Size:
Bowl: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm) Spoon: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.371.11-12
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK cellar: 84; crossed anchors; H.L. in Latin script for Lassas Henric (active 1869-1890); spoon: 84; crossed anchor; AL in Cyrillic for Lyubavin Alexander (1893-1917) or Lokin Alexander (1882-1898) inscription .11 in Cyrillic "Milii gost' beri soli gorst'" (Dear guest, help youself with as much as handful of salt)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973