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Tube for shaving-stick soap with cover (part of a set)

Maker:
Johann Bernhard Hertz (Hentz) (master 1834–1855)
Date:
1848–49
Culture:
Russian (St. Petersburg)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
a) H. (w/ cover) 3 1/3 in. (8.5 cm); Diam. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm) b) H. 5/16 in. (0.8 cm); Diam. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver In Combination
Credit Line:
Gift of Ralph McAllister Ingersoll, 1968
Accession Number:
68.33.20a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Monogram: a) (on bottom, in center of cartouche) CMI

Marking: (interior of bottom end of tube [a], and on underside near center of cover [b])
[1] 84, in rectangular shield (quality mark)
[2] I·B·H, in oval shield (maker's mark, Johann Bernhard Hertz [Hentz], master 1834-1855)
[3] town mark of St. Petersburg, 1818-1861
Colin Macrae Ingersoll ; Colin Macrae Ingersoll ; Ralph McAllister Ingersoll (until 1968)
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