Offered for sale by Caspars Place is a set of 6 Japanese sterling silver. Boxes or condiment caddies by an unknown maker. Each box has an articulating or moveable handle and 4 little angular feet. Each has two holes in the top: the smaller one holds a tiny silver pepper shaker with a screw on top; the larger one holds a glass open salt with a silver salt spoon. There is no makers mark on any of the pieces in this set. Each box is marked on the bottom simply with STERLING. There is no numerical purity mark, although Japanese silver marked with Sterling is often made with a higher silver content than the 925 of traditional sterling. The pepper shakers and salt spoons are not marked at all as to purity, but they acid test as silver. Each condiment caddy is engraved with an elaborate, indecipherable monogram. The spoons and pepper shakers are NOT monogrammed. They are in pretty good estate condition, although there is some spotting to the silver which may or may not come off with a thorough polishing. One of the glass open salts has a tiny chip in the rim. In addition this set has the ordinary patina of old tarnish and fine scratches to be expected from silver with age and use. The sets price reflects its condition. This unusual set of Japanese salt and pepper caddies will make a lovely addition to any silver collection. The set combined (excluding the glass open salts) weighs approximately 7.54 troy ounces. The boxes weigh 5.82; the pepper shakers weigh 1.315 troy ounces; and the spoons weigh 0.34 troy ounces. Each box is roughly 2.125 long by 1.25 wide by 1.0 deep (excluding the moveable handles). Each glass open salt is 0.875 in diameter. Each pepper shaker is 1.5 tall and 0.625 in diameter. The spoons are 2.25 long. At Caspar’s Place we pride ourselves on our offerings and represent each item to the best of our ability. Please bear in mind that we do our best to describe and photograph each item, but pre-owned items are often imperfect and show the effects of age and use. Note that the photographs are an integral part of the description. If you are purchasing multiple items within a single calendar day. Please request an invoice. Thank you for shopping with Caspars Place today! The item “6 Japanese open salt & pepper shaker boxes with handles spoons included sterling” is in sale since Wednesday, August 09, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Salt Cellars”. The seller is “shayhoward” and is located in Durham, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Composition: Sterling Silver
- Type: Open salts & pepper shakers
- Maker: Unbranded
- Age: Unknown