We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration a CHARMING RARE PAIR of ANTIQUE MINIATURE PORCELAIN KATE GREENAWAY SALT and PEPPER SHAKERS!
Whether you are a collector of antique dolls or very old salt and pepper shakers, you will LOVE this very hard to find FIGURAL SET!
Of very FINE QUALITY porcelain, the set is from the late 1800's, possibly of STAFFORDSHIRE origin, each measuring 3" tall with a 1 3/4" base! This ENCHANTING little pair consists of two shakers featuring the tops of a sweet little children peering over what appears to be a pail or bucket------one with the black top-hatted head of a charming little boy, and the other a sweet bonneted head of a little girl; both of which look like they could have stepped out of a DICKENS NOVEL! The tops of the hats of the two shakers have the appropriate holes to dispense the salt and the pepper as shown in the pictures. The painting on these pieces is just BEAUTIFUL, done in lovely pastel colors with very CHERUBIC facial modeling, and tiny little PINK ROSETTE flowers embellish the front of the shakers! One shaker has a cork, the other does not, and even though there is a chip to the inside of the girl's bonnet and a very old hairline on one side of the boy's base, you will still find this pair simply ADORABLE! The only marks that we see on the set are four different sets of numbers inscribed on each of the bases, but because of their KATE GREENAWAY appeal, most likely Staffordshire or possibly originally of German origin!
Since the shakers have a FIGURAL MOTIF, we think it is appropriate to show them displayed with antique dolls, so our 13" antique Bru Smiler French Fashion is always happy doing the modeling honors!
This CHARMING RARE PAIR of ANTIQUE MINIATURE PORCELAIN KATE GREENAWAY SALT and PEPPER SHAKERS is being offered for the first time on Ruby Lane for your buying consideration------------an ENCHANTING little set!
Please note that any doll or accessory items used for display are not included in this offering, unless otherwise specified.
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