A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO SALT THRONE

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MAKER'S MARK OF VASSILI SEMENOV, MOSCOW, 1879

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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO SALT THRONE
MAKER'S MARK OF VASSILI SEMENOV, MOSCOW, 1879
Of traditional form, on four stepped bracket feet, the slightly tapering base chased with geometric borders, the back with serrated border centering a medallion, the hinged cover inscribed in Russian 'Without salt, without bread, it's only half a meal' within serrated border, marked under cover and base; also with Swiss import marks
3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm.) high
3.9 oz. (121.6 gr.)