These are the Holt Howard Large-Eyed Cozy Kittens Salt and Pepper Shakers, one of the two original designs the company produced. Appropriately named Cozy Kittens, these adorable classic white kittens cast sideways glances at each other from their large green and black eyes under pale blue eyelids. Each has black points, similar to a Siamese, at the ears, paws, and tip of the tail. They lean toward each other with a subtle smile on their pink mouths, their small black noses accented with painted black whiskers. Each kitten wears a polka dot ribbon around its neck, one in blue and the other in pink.
Each shaker measures 4-1/2 inches tall and 2-1/2 inches deep. Each is 2-7/8 inches wide across the ears.
Each has the black "©1961 Holt Howard" stamp on the bottom. The pink ribboned kitten has the black and gold foil label with Japan printed across the middle and H above and below.
As is the case with many of the Cozy Kittens, the noisemakers no longer meow, and have begun to deteriorate inside the kittens. The original rubber stoppers are in place in the backs of the heads, though these are also beginning to show signs of deterioration. There is a 1/2-inch long streak of black on the back of the head of the blue-ribboned cat, and a 1/4-inch streak at the base of the pink-ribboned kitten. There are no other condition issues.
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