Offering a vintage set of five hand painted ceramic, open salt clowns.
These were made in Japan, and I believe they were for lady's bridge games, as each clown is wearing a playing card suit on his chest. The spade, diamond, club and heart are represented, along with a fifth salt representing a lute playing joker.
These unique salt dips each measure about 2 1/4" X 2 3/4".
There is some minor paint loss and one small sliver chip on one piece.