24 November 2008
A silver salt throne
mark of N. Ledebuhr, Moscow, 1853
Rectangular of traditional form on four bracket feet, with pierced back, the hinged seat engraved with an adage, gilt interior, marked under cover and base
3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high
The adage translates as: 'Without salt and bread you only have half a lunch.'
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