Nice pair of antique silverplate salt & pepper shakers by VIKING SILVER with a heavy acanthus leaf detail. Each of these antique silver plate salt and pepper shakers have a minor amount of silverplate wear due to age and usage, however, there is no significant loss of silver, no dings or dents and the original caps are in good condition.
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 of these antique Viking silverplate shakers measures 4.5" tall, 1.5" in diameter at the acanthus leaf detail and each weighs 5.1 and 5.6 ounces respectively. Touchmarked on the bases with VIKING E.P. (electro-plate) the pattern number 1034 and the base metal lead. You can read more about the history of Viking Silver from our Silver Manufacturers pages.
A1958 - Antique Silverplate Salt & Pepper Shakers VIKING SILVER #1034