Art Deco W.B. MFG. CO. / WEIDLICH BROS. silver plate salt & pepper shaker set featuring the very art deco figural design of leaves and berries! This is truly an unusual antique silver salt & pepper shaker set!
This vintage silverplate salt & pepper shaker set is extremely well made, with great detail to the leaves of the bases and the stem end. The large round tops (the berry) un-screws from the base to hold salt and pepper respectively. The tops of the leaf bases show very little wear, but the round berry tops do have a moderate amount of silverplate wear and small spots of silver loss. No dents or other damage to note.
The basic condiment set began with salt and pepper servers. Next, a mustard jar would be added. Other containers, called cruets, were then added in various sizes. These were generally used for a variety of vinegars and oils. Another serving piece was the muffineer, a caster that held sugar or any other condiment meant to be sprinkled onto foods.
Salt was usually served in open containers, sometimes referred to as a salt cellar or salt stand. Some salt containers had glass liners to help prevent the corrosion that begins when silver and salt come in contact with each other.
Each silverplate shaker measures 3.5" tall, 2.5" in diameter and each weighs a beefy 6.8 ounces each. Touchmarked on the base of a leaf with the Weidlich Bros. logo of W.B. MFG. within a shield, the pattern number 3152 and U.S.A. You can read more about the history of the W.B. MFG. Co. / Weidlich Bros. from our Silver Manufacturers pages.