A WOODEN PRESENTATION BREAD AND SALT PLATTER

1896

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Circular, with two integrated handles, the center intricately carved with the imperial cypher of Czar Nicholas II and Alexandra surrounded by a ribbon-tied wreath of wheat sheaves surmounted by an orthodox cross within a crowned shield, the border carved with various geometric motifs, branches, and the cyrillic inscription From the Peasants of the Herson Province, the handles similarly decorated and inscribed with the date May 1896, and the names of the principal cities of the province 25V2in. (64.8cm.) long, on velvet ground, within a later frame