Russian Filigree Salt Dish or Cellar. An elegant Old World small dish made by hand and not a machine. This delicate and labor-intensive piece is an excellent example of filigree design and craftsmanship reminiscent of "bobbin-lace" (a textile made by braiding and twisting lengths of thread, which are wound on bobbins). The copper piece is dipped in practically pure (99.9%) silver. Hand crafted in Kazakovo, near Nihzny Novgorod (formerly the city of Gorky). Two sets of braided twisted circles with a band between them. The six circular feet all have a tiny grain (seed) in the center. With a custom made glass insert and small spoon (not shown). In about fine condition bright silver condition. A nice gift for the Russian filigree connoisseur or collector. 1½" diameter, 1½" in height.