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RUSSIAN silverplate shot glass marked 1 I-OMMET, USSR Soviet-era.
Silver plate shot glass, jigger or vodka cup from Soviet Russia. Classic conversation piece to enhance your bar or cocktail cabinet. Beautifully decorated with handmade filigree. Comparative pieces date to the 1930's. Holds double shot: 2oz; 4cL; 1/4cup. Perfect for measuring drinks or using for shots!
Marked on the base '1 I-OMMET' - a Russian alloy of silver and nickel (written in English as Hommet or Jummet). The original cost is also engraved on the base: 5p00k ( 5 rubles 0 kopecks). This would have been a luxury item in its time, when the monthly wage for a factory worker was $100 and a peasant $30 (adjusted for purchasing power in 1950's.) Workers ate black bread, herring, potatoes, vegetable soup and meat on Sundays. Farmers made up for their low income with better food - more meat, milk and vegetables. Vodka was available for everyone.
This cup is in fine condition with a few minor dings and some light wear on the rim. It polishes up like new and has no monogram. The interior is clean, clear and bright. Measures 2 1/2" tall with top diameter of 2" and bottom 1 1/8".
Resource: "A Picture History of Russia" Ed. John Stuart Martin, 1945, 1956.
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Nuala Woodham, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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