Russian Imperial Silver Spoon Tea Lemon Strainer Ladle By Ivan Yashin Moscow1892
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Russian Imperial Silver Spoon Tea Lemon Strainer Ladle By Ivan Yashin Moscow1892:
A Russian solid silverlemon/tea strainer/ladle in a Fiddle Pattern.
Oval form pierced bowl decorated with engraved foliage to underside,
terminal decorated with foliage to both sides.
Satin/Butler's finish surface.Not monogrammed.Hallmarked to the stem: maker's initials "ИЯ" ("IYa") intoa square punch
for well-known Moscow silversmith and manufacturer
Иван Яшин, (English - Ivan Yashin)
Assayer's initials"A.A" forАнатолий Арцибашев,(English - Anatoliy Artsibashev);
over date/year mark "1892";
Numerals"84" for 875/1000 silver purity;
"St. George" for city of Moscow.Marks are crisp and clear, please see photos.Made in Moscow, Russia, ca.1892See "Postnikova", 1995 Edition: p.217#2534 for #2125 for assayerApprox.: Length: 5-1/2in. Bowl (crosswise):1-1/2in. x 1-3/4in. (3.7cm. x Bowl Depth: 5/16in. Weight:0.8 troy oz. (24.8 gr.)Clean,free ofdents, dings, blemishes and restorations.Dark spots you are seeing on the photos,
are reflections of a camera and other objects.Commensurate with age, the condition is excellent.p.s. International not availablevia First Class International Is available via Priority & Express Mail.