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Salt and Pepper Shakers on Tray

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silverplate, cork stoppers
DATES ca. 1939
DIMENSIONS a- Salt Shaker: 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (4.4 x 4.4 cm) b- Pepper Shaker: 3 1/2 x 1 1/16 x 1 1/16 in. (8.9 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm) c- Tray: 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/8 in. (1 x 11.4 x 7.9 cm)
MARKINGS Molded on bottom of tray: "WM. ROGERS MFG. CO./ PAT. PEND./ OFFICIALLY/ APPROVED" Molded on front of tray: "THEME BUILDING/NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR/1939/" Underside of pepper shaker, covered by cork stopper: " PAT PEN?"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2013.92.1a-c
CREDIT LINE Gift of Ravi R. Mathura
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Salt and pepper shakers with tray, in silverplate, shaped as the Trylon and Perisphere (Theme Building) of the 1939 New York World's Fair. a: Salt Shaker: Large silver colored sphere with 7 holes for salt. Underside with conforming cork stopper, tapered at end to fit into circular hole in tray. Condition: light black marks from wear. b: Pepper Shaker: Tall triangular pepper shaker, with 9 holes at front, underside with cork stopper. Sits on a triangle shaped hole in tray, next to Persiphere. Condition: light scratches to surface and indent to one side at top. c: Tray: Heavy oval tray with round and triangular holes for shakers, decorated on surface with stippling and to one side, a rising vertical lip. Molded on front of tray: "THEME BUILDING/NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR/1939." Condition: excellent.
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