silver double salt cellar - Russia
this is a silver double salt cellar made in Russia in 1908/1917.
The twin salt cellars have floral decoration and stand on a couple of spherical feet. The cellars have traces of gilding in the interior and on the bottom 84 zolotniki hallmark (875/1000 silver purity degree) and silversmith's mark IYM (in cyrillic).
The two salt cellars have a small rectangular connection with an hole in the middle. This signify that the salt has lost its small container used to hold toothpicks (below you may see an example of similar salt cellar complete with toothpick's holder).
The double salt cellar measures 3 1/2 in. (cm. 8,5) and was bought from a US dealer through the Internet.
This item is not for sale, but most of my pieces were bought through the Internet. On the right bar of this page there are some links to silver and antique dealers websites