A vintage, mid century, set of three pairs of salt and pepper shakers from Japan, each with a modernist, hammered, planished finish and simple design from a top quality maker. Each pair with kiri wood box (one pictured). The stamp CPO may stand for Central Purchasing Office and was the US office in charge of buying items for the US Army and Navy in Post War Japan. 990 silver is considered pure silver as opposed to a 925 Sterling silver purity.
MAKER Toyo-koki Company (Toyko, Japan)
MARKS Hallmarked: CPO/ Silver990/ Toyokoki. Stamped (box): MFD BY/ Toyo-koki Co. / Tokyo Japan.
WEIGHT Approximate weight each pair: 2.55 troy oz.
DATE c. 1946-48
DIMENSIONS Height 2.25 in.