Lustre ware chicks

retro lustre ware chick S & P shakersNovelty chick salt and pepper shakers
made in Japan, c. 1950s

A lovely novelty salt and pepper shaker set- in lustre ware- from Japan. So cute! The chicks come in their original holder and are complete with their cork stoppers. The whole set is hand painted and in pristine condition- I don’t think the chicks have even been used for their intended purpose.

I have come to embrace lustre ware [although my partner still thinks it’s on the wrong side of kitsch] – a 50s invention that that had pottery decorated and then covered with a thin layer of mother-of-pearl or metallic (gold or copper) glaze over the top to give it the super ‘lustre’ sheen.

For lustre ware admirers and collectors of salt and pepper shakers; this set is for sale: $AUD45

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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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