Antique Russian Silver Salt Throne

Date: 1896

Country: Russia

Stock Number: 6577

Antique Russian silver salt of traditional form with hinged seat and bracket feet. The arched back is pierced and engraved with scroll and floral motifs, additional engraved decorations around the seat. Gilt interior. Weight 82 grams, 2.6 troy ounces. Height 10.75 cms. Width 8 cms. Depth 5 cms. Marked underneath, to the front and under the seat with Russian silver stamps and dated 1896.

Literature: Russian silver fineness is measured in zolotniks and there are 96 zolotniks to the Russian pound. 84 zolotniks corresponds to 875 parts per 1000 silver whereas sterling silver has 926 parts per 1000 silver.

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