Vintage ONEIDA COMMUNITY silverplate salt & pepper shaker set in the HENLEY pattern. (c. 1930's) This nice silverplate salt & pepper set features a floral border along the base and along the neck of the salt & pepper shaker. Heavy silverplate finish.
The Oneida silverplate pepper shaker has one tiny flaw - the tip of the finial is missing. The Oneida silverplate salt shaker has a moderate amount of corrosion on the inside from the owner leaving corrosive salt stored inside and the salt shaker also has one tiny dent as shown in the photo.
The basic condiment set began with salt and pepper servers. Next, a mustard jar would be added. Other containers, called cruets, were then added in various sizes. These were generally used for a variety of vinegars and oils. Another serving piece was the muffineer, a caster that held sugar or any other condiment meant to be sprinkled onto foods.
Salt was usually served in open containers, sometimes referred to as a salt cellar or salt stand. Some salt containers had glass liners to help prevent the corrosion that begins when silver and salt come in contact with each other.
This 1930's Oneida Community Henley pattern silverplate salt & pepper set would make a nice addition to your breakfast table. The silverplate salt shaker measures 5" tall, 2" in diameter, the base measures 1.75" in diameter and it weighs 6.9 ounces. The matching silverplate pepper shaker measures 4-5/8" tall, 2" in diameter, the base measures 1.75" in diameter and it weighs 7.5 ounces. Both the salt & pepper shaker are marked on the base with HENLEY, ONEIDA COMMUNITY.