Jan 26, 2022
Jan 26, 2022

Jam (Varenye) Sifter

Jam (Varenye) Sifter


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attributed to Feodor Ivanovich Rückert

(Russian, 1840–1917)


House of Fabergé

(Russian, 1842–1918)

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


Did you know?

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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