Presenting a vintage hallmarked sterling silver spice box or besamim. This is a Jewish ceremonial object, used at the end of the Sabbath during the Havdalah ceremony. The box is filled with spices and the people present smell the sweet spice.
The piece is made to resemble a castle tower. There is a flag at the top that can rotate. The box itself is in the shape of a hexagon. It sides are all filigreed and have a pretty etched floral design. The open work allows the fragrant odor of the spices to escape. There is a small hinged locking door, allowing you entrance to insert the spice.
The besamim stands 8" tall and weighs 2.16 troy ounces. It is in fine vintage condition, with one miniscule dent on the tower.
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