Vintage set of four, beautiful, California pottery, Chicken of The Sea Tuna Bakers complete with their original chrome bases that have little wooden handles. Also included in this sale is the hard to find, matching salt and pepper shakers. The yellow shaker is in great condition, but the blue one has a chip on the top fin, and the tail fins have been repaired. Still perfectly functional with new corks! Impressed in the bottom of each baker is, "Made In California, Chicken of The Sea, Tuna Baker and Salad Server". These are often advertised as having been made by Bauer, but I don't know that they were. They measure 7&1/2 inches long and 4&1/2 inches tall with removable lids. The set includes one of each of the colors offered. One is Jade Green, one is Turquoise, one is Yellow, and one is Burgundy. All are in excellent condition, with no chips. cracks or repairs. Likewise, the often missing bases are in great condition, except for some oxidation on the one holding the green tuna (see photos). I haven't tried to use a metal polish to remove it, but imagine it would work well. Originally, these were not made as fine collectibles, but rather they were offered as advertising premiums. They were 60 cents each, if you sent in 2 tuna can labels! I'm including 2 photos of a magazine advertisements for your information, but I do not have copies to include in the sale. They are beautiful display pieces, and would be delightful to serve your tuna salad. They are nice, heavy quality.
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