Dalmatian s&p

Dalmatian salt & pepper shakers
made in Japan, 1960s

These fabulous dalmatian shakers could well be modelled on Disney’s 101 Dalmatians characters- but aren’t marked as such. The manufacture place and time is right, but they weren’t made under license to Disney [or at least there is no space on the base to note this.] Either way- they were probably inspired by the popularity of the film- and are super cute. Just look at that wink!

Salt and Pepper collection is growing as a hobby- they are small so don’t take up much space, and have been made since the mid Nineteenth Century. America has several museums devoted to salt and pepper shakers.

This would be a good way to start your own collection: there is a bit of wear to one dalmatians red collar, but otherwise they are in good vintage condition. They are for sale: $AU15

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Salty and Peppy v2

60s S & P shakersSalty and Peppy v2
made in Japan, 1960s

Just last month I posted Salty and Peppy – novelty Japanese salt and pepper shakers from the 60s- and here is version 2! The cats are still in barrels, but this time they are sans handles. These also pop up from their barrels when condiments are required, and their lidded hats screw off to place the salt and pepper.

The shakers are timber, hand-painted and this set, still in its original box, is unused. This time the cats are marmalade coloured [I think that’s the correct feline colour description] – the last pair were black cats. But the colour coding remains constant: Peppy has a red lid, Salty a white. And should you forget this, their names are helpfully written on the barrel.

As I noted last time – Salty and Peppy are a must for salt and pepper shaker collectors- or cat fanciers- or indeed cat-loving salt and pepper shaker collectors. And now you can JUST collect vintage-Japanese-timber-cat-salt-&- pepper shakers.

This set is for sale: $AUD45

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