Vintage silverplate salt & pepper shaker set by Quaker Silver Company in the #505 pattern. These stately silver plated salt & pepper shakers have been well loved and well used. Engraved design on the fronts and backs.
There is considerable silver loss to the caps and a moderate amount to the bodies. The remaining silver on the salt & pepper shaker bodies is a flat gray, not a shiny silver. Think more along the lines of pewter. Many believe these are pewter, however, the only pewter items Quaker Silver made were marked NARRANGANSETT. All other markings including the Quaker girl logo are silverplated.
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.
This vintage silverplate salt & pepper shaker set measure 5" tall (each), 1-1/2" x 1" wide at the shoulders, 1-3/4 x 1/1/4" at the base, they weigh 3.7 and 3.8 ounces respectively and both are marked on the bottoms with QUAKER, SHAKER, SET REG. and the Quaker girl logo and the pattern number 505
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