Well-loved pair of vintage silverplate salt & pepper shakers by F. B. Rogers of Tauntan, Mass. Very good vintage and gently used condition.
Each measures 4-1/2" tall and each has some small areas of silver wear. The salt shaker still has the original shellac protective coating on the body which has agged to a yellow patina. Both are without damage and can be placed back into service.
Thick heavy scroll design at the tops and a scroll and flute design at the base. This set weighs 10.8 ounces and each is touchmarked on the base with the CROWN logo of F. B. ROGERS.
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.
A2828 - Vintage Silver Plate Salt & Pepper Shaker Set F. B. ROGERS