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Silver gilt, opaque cloisonné enamel
Overall: 6.1 x 11.8 cm (2 3/8 x 4 5/8 in.)
The India Early Minshall Collection 1966.500.5
This jam (varenye) basket is part of a larger tea set.
A particularly Russian component of this tea service is this little basket, meant to hold fruit preserved in a sweet juice, called varenye. At Russian tea, varenye was strained and served over cakes or biscuits in a similar way that the English take jam with scones at high tea.
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