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8.9 x 11.4 x 5.1 cm (3.5 x 4.5 x 2 in)
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
Between 1854 and 1890
Place of origin
Warsaw (Russian Poland)
Presented in memory of Norman Kabatznick by the Shapiro family
Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT
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