These Moderntone Platonite Pastel Blue Salt and Pepper Shakers are perfect for your retro kitchen! Moderntone Platonite is a line of various colors fired-on over white glass. Here the pastel blue seems to flow over the gradually tapered concentric horizontal ribs of the glass, even coating the underside of the feet. Removing the tops shows the white glass under the blue.
Each shaker measures 4-1/4 inches tall, 3-1/2 inches without the tops, and 1-1/2 inches in diameter.
Made by Hazel-Atlas during the 1940s and early 1950s, there is no mark.
The tops are dented and somewhat corroded. The tops do not match, but since both are pictured in Gene Florence’s Collectible Glassware of the 40s, 50s, and 60s, 9th Edition, I believe these to be original. Other than shelfware on the bottoms of the feet, there is little to no wear to the blue of the shakers, but there is a small, shallow 2-mm chip on the side of the foot of one shaker where the white shows through.
Collect Moderntone Platonite in one color family, or mix and match all of the colors for a fun and cheerful table!
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