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Jam (Varenye) Basket

Jam (Varenye) Basket

1887-96

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workmaster

attributed to Feodor Ivanovich Rückert

(Russian, 1840-1917)

maker

House of Fabergé

(Russian, 1842-1918)

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

Location

Fun Fact

This jam (varenye) basket is part of a larger tea set.

Description

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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