Glass Lined Russian Open Table Salt Cellar + Spoon

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 12,2009
  • Channel: Online Auction
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*DESCRIPTION…. Up for your consideration is a beautiful silver salt with a matching spoon and clear glass liner. The holder is marked 310MMET and some other markings I cannot make out. The spoon seems to be marked 210MMET and also some other markings I cannot make out. I cannot say with certainty whether these are sterling, coin, or plate. The clear glass liner snaps in with a very snug fit.

Since this listing started, a kind eBayer from Canada sent me the following message -

Hi! This lovely salt was made in the USSR, probably in the 1940s-60s. The mark I-OMMET means that it was made at the metalworking centre of Mstera Jewellers, a very well-known manufacturer. The number preceding the name is some sort of date code that I haven't yet figured out. The metal of this salt is melchior, an alloy developed by the Russians to replace silver, which it does remarkably well, even polishing up like the real stuff. However, it has no silver in it. The second mark is the original price, in this case 1 ruble and 30 kopeks (100 to the ruble). The spoon appears to be marked at 33 kopeks. It, too, is melchior but the bowl appears to have a gold wash to help it resist salt corrosion. The salt has been catalogued in Heacock & Johnson's 5,000 Open Salts as #3936/

*CONDITION… T is some extremely minor scuffing and a “need” of a thorough cleaning. I myself would consider it perfect, but it is NOT “mint” – it has been used and does have some age.

*DIMENSIONS… This piece is about 2” in diameter and stands about 1 ¼�€ tall. The spoon is 2 7/8” long.

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