Adath Israel
 

Title

Spice Box

Creator

Wes ID #

cai017

Original Inventory #

164

Dimensions

22.9 x 5.7 x 5.7 cm (9 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in)

General Description

Filigree was popular in spice boxes during the middle and later parts of the 19th century, suggesting the chronological origin of this besamim. This object has a silver hallmark identifying its place of origin to the Russian Empire. During this time, however, much of modern-day Poland was in Russia, including Warsaw. It is possible, as a result, that this object was created in Russian Poland.

Description of materials

Silver: embossed, filigree

Time period

mid or late 19th century

Place of origin

Russia

Holding Institution

Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT

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