RARE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL SILVER SALT CELLAR, MARKED, 1862. In the shape of a throne with a swivel seat, square base decorated with engraved geometric design, openwork back with engraving on the front: “Some bread and some salt for me, the truth for you”, dedication “To the good tomcats, on behalf of Marutchka and Panitchka”. Nice motive of a rooster inside the lid. Marked “84” for silver, standard guarantee, St. Petersburg 1862, silversmith “IsH” in Russian, assayer`s mark – I. SIZE : height 8 cm. Start price is VERY LOW. PAY in PARTS : You can pay for any item during 2 – 3 months. Just make a deposit 10% and the item will wait for you. WIKIPEDIA : A silversmith is a metalworker who crafts objects from silver. The terms silversmith and goldsmith are not exactly synonyms as the techniques, training, history, and guilds are or were largely the same but the end product may vary greatly as may the scale of objects created. In the ancient Near East the value of silver to gold being less, allowed a silversmith to produce objects and store these as stock. Ogden states that according to an edict written by Diocletian in 301 A. A silversmith was able to charge 75, 100, 150, 200, 250, or 300 denarii for material produce (per Roman pound). At that time, guilds of silversmiths formed to arbitrate disputes, protect its members’ welfare and educate the public of the trade. Silversmiths in medieval Europe and England formed guilds and transmitted their tools and techniques to new generations via the apprentice tradition. Silver working guilds often maintained consistency and upheld standards at the expense of innovation. Beginning in the 17th century, artisans emigrated to America and experienced fewer restrictions. As a result, silver working was one of the trades that helped to inaugurate the Technological and industrial history of the United States Silver-working shift to industrialization in America. The item “RARE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL SILVER SALT CELLAR, 1862″ is in sale since Tuesday, December 24, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Non-U.S. Silver\Russia”. The seller is “ww2_army” and is located in Blaine, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.