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Silver gilt, opaque cloisonné enamel
Overall: 17.5 x 5.8 cm (6 7/8 x 2 5/16 in.)
The India Early Minshall Collection 1966.500.9
This jam (varenye) sifter is part of a larger tea service.
This sifter, which accompanies the little basket in this tea set, is a particularly Russian component of this service meant to strain the 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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