Besomim (spice) container
Ukraine, c1800
Silver, cast, pierced; w 10 cm; h 8.5 cm

While most spice containers were crafted in the form of a tower, another family was produced in floral forms. This particularly delicate multi-floral form originates from the Galicia/Ukraine area. It is from this area in Eastern Europe that most floral-shaped spice containers originate. Such forms are dated primarily from the 19th and the 20th centuries.





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