Offered is a highly desirable, hard to find figural Art Deco lady / clown / Pierette salt and pepper shaker set. This adorable set is done in a deep orange matte (not luster / lusterware) finish. They are marked on the base with a green "Made in Japan" mark, J sans serif.
This set can be found on page 159 of the book "Noritake Fancyware A to Z" written by David Spain, 2002. They measure a little over 3 1/2" tall. They are in very good vintage condition with no breaks or cracks. There are a few teeny flakes around some of the shaker holes, not readily noticeable. There is minor wear to some paint in spots, nothing readily noticeable or glaring. Any white spots are due to camera flash. This set is appropriate .... smaller holes on one shaker for pepper, and larger holes on the salt shaker. The only issue I can find is that the pepper shaker appears to have several corks up inside of it, and cork on the salt shaker is stuck.
This is a very desirable set. Not only do these lovely girls appeal to salt and pepper shake collectors, old Japanese old Japan wares, they also appeal to anyone who collects art deco era, hand painted porcelain made by the Noritake Company.