60s condiment sets

60s Japanese condiment sets60s condiment sets
made in Japan

Another 60s collection -for the salt and pepper shaker collectors out there- and for those who like retro condiment sets.

The back three pieces belong to one set, and the front three pieces another. All feature the 60s fascination with abstract illustration- which has been hand painted and glazed. The salt and pepper designs are interesting in that they don’t indicate the condiment by the number of holes- rather they have a helpful painted ‘S’ and ‘P’.

I can understand the fascination with collection salt and pepper shakers- they are small to store, come in an infinite variety of designs- and are quite functional. These two sets come with a mustard jar and a cheese plate to round out there appeal.

The condiment sets are for sale: $AUD55

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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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Salty & Peppy [sold]

salty & peppySalty and Peppy
made in Japan, 1960s

Salty and Peppy are novelty salt and pepper shakers- in the form of cats- which pop out of their timber barrels when those condiments are required, and then settle back into them afterwards. The whole ensemble is timber- and their lidded caps screw off to allow the insertion of the salt and pepper.

The cats’ faces- all hand-painted- seem to have a mildly startled expression; perhaps due to finding themselves ensconced in a barrel in the first place. Certainly they are aware that they are part of quite a mixed metaphor!

The salt and pepper shakers have never been used, and the timber is in ‘as-new’ condition. A must for salt and pepper shaker collectors- or cat fanciers- or indeed cat-loving salt and pepper shaker collectors.

Salty and Peppy are for sale; $AUD45