Russian Judaica Solid Silver Inkwell/trinket Box 119g.marked 1878 Good Condition For Sale
Solid silver Russian Judaica inkwell or trinket box (no liner).Although this comes with a lot of other Judaica silver, mostly Russian in origin, which comes from the estate of a Jewish Russian emigre, some of which I have already sold, one piece I am selling this week(see other items), & although this piece is marked "84",due to the abundance of fake Russian silver for sale on right now, I have tested this piece myself & am pleased to confirm it tests blood red for solid silver, both box & lid.Marked for St. Petersburg 1878, assay master Josef Sosknowski.Weight 119g, 7x7cms, 8 1/2 cms tall.Beautiful filigree work, a Torah reading rabbi, lions of Judah, religious candles, & an Imperial Russian double headed eagle crest.Please see photos & condition description. Offered at ridiculous start price with . Please see my other silver, gold & Dunhill items.On 13-Jul-13 at 09:10:44 BST, seller added the following information:I HAVE BEEN TOLD BY A JEWISH EXPERT THAT THIS IS PROBABLY NEITHER AN INKWELL NOR A TRINKET BOX.
THE 9 CANDLE EMBELLISHMENT TO THE BOX IS FOR THE FESTIVAL OF HANUKA, WHEN IT IS CUSTOMARY TO GIVE GIFTS OF "GELT" OR MONEY.
THIS BOX WOULD BE FILLED WITH KOPEKS A GRANDPARENT MIGHT GIVE TO A KID.
MANY THANKS TO RABBI AVI MAGID IN CALIFORNIA FOR THE INFORMATION.