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silver double salt cellar


antique Russian silver double salt cellar unfortunately this isn't a silver double salt cellar made in Russia in 1908/1917 but a piece of modern manufacture with fake Imperial Russia marks.
The twin salt cellars have floral decoration and stand on a couple of spherical feet. The cellars have traces of gilding in the interior and on the bottom fake 84 zolotniki hallmark (875/1000 silver purity degree) and silversmith's mark IYM (in cyrillic).
The two salt cellars have a small rectangular connection with an hole in the middle. This signify that the salt has lost its small container used to hold toothpicks (below you may see an example of similar salt cellar complete with toothpick's holder).
The double salt cellar measures 3 1/2 in. (cm. 8,5).

Beware!! Today most of the Russian silver and Judaica silver are new or fake

This item is not for sale, but most of my pieces were bought through the Internet. On the right bar of this page there are some links to silver and antique dealers websites
antique Russian silver double salt cellar antique Russian silver double salt cellar
floral engraving on antique Russian silver salt cellar hallmarks Russian silver salt cellarspherical feet on the bottom
antique Russian silver salt cellar double salt cellar with a missing centre part: marks
antique Russian silver salt cellar complete with toothpick's holder

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