The silver spice container is openworked and designed in a shape of a chest. It consists of a body, a cover, and an apex.
The body is convex rectangular restsing on four globular legs. It is decorated by foliate design composed of scr scrolls.
The cover is stepped with flat roof and is connected to the body by hinges. A bud shaped unit with a hole in the middle is attached to the front part of the cover by hinges. Together with the smooth loop on the front panel of the body they arrange the lock. The cover is decorated by net design. The upper corners are decorated by protrouding flowers.
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The apex in a shape of a flower is situated in the middle of the cover.
##2. The hallmark depicts cyfer "91" framed by a rectangular. It was Russian quality hallmark from 1847 till 1899.##cf.Postnikova-Losseva, p.148, no 23.
##3. The hallmark depicts cyrillic initials "VP" framed by a rectangular. It was the hallmark of Moscow artist Vasili Ivanovich Popov, who was active from 1816 till 1868.##cf.Postnikova-Losseva, p.212, no.2334.