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Double salt box

Maker:
Carl Bojanowski (recorded 1825–60)
Date:
1840
Culture:
Russian, Saint Petersburg
Medium:
Silver, parcel gilt
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 × 2 1/2 × 3 3/4 in. (2.5 × 6.4 × 9.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of John L. Cadwalader, 1914
Accession Number:
14.58.189
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on one cover, in script: B

Scratched on base: Poid 140-32. x/N° 160-£9284

Marking: [1] BOIANOWSKI in rectangle (maker's large mark);
[2] CB in rectangle (maker's small mark);
[3] crossed anchor, mattock and sceptre in a circle (Saint Petersburg town mark, 1826–1876);
[4] A T / 1840 in two rectangles (mark of assayer Dmitri Tverskoj, 1837–1850)
[5] 84 in rectangle (Saint Petersburg standard mark);
[6] weevil in rectangle (French mark for small silver imported from countries with customs conventions, 1838 to present)

Location of marks:
[1] on base
[2] on flange at each end
[3] on base, twice; also inside one cover
[4] on base
[5] on base; also inside one cover
[6] on flange and on opposite rim of box
John L. Cadwalader (until 1914; bequeathed to MMA)
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