The silver spice container is openworked and consists of a base, a shaft, a body, and an apex.
The base is round and flat, decorated with a rosett.
The shaft is cilindrical and smooth.
The body is in a shape of a vase, widening upwards, with a separated cover. It is decorated with wide vertical bands, which are bearing foliate design composed of scrolls. The cover is convex, surmounted with flower and is decorated by petal design, withdrawing from the center.
The apex is in a shape of a flagstaff with a flag decorated by scrolls.
##3. The hallmark depicts cyfer "88" framed by a rectangular. It was Russian quality hallmark from 1847 till 1899.##cf.Postnikova-Losseva, p.148, no 19.