Adath Israel
 

Title

Salt cellar

Wes ID #

cai011

CAI ID #

2014.S.267.3

Original Inventory #

186

Dimensions

8.9 x 11.4 x 5.1 cm (3.5 x 4.5 x 2 in)

General Description

This silver salt cellar was created by Ludwik Walenty Nast, a silversmith who worked in Warsaw between 1854 and 1890. During this time, Warsaw was in the Russian Empire. As a result, this object has an “84” hallmark, one of four marks used in the Russian hallmarking system. It is hard to know the object’s religious significance; salt cellars did not tend to be used for religious or ritual purposes.

Description of materials

Silver (875/1000): cast and engraved

Time period

Between 1854 and 1890

Place of origin

Warsaw (Russian Poland)

Provenance

Presented in memory of Norman Kabatznick by the Shapiro family

Holding Institution

Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT

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