Tuesday, October 16, 2007

What's Old, Pussycat?

Via an eBay auction:

DATE: 1950s or 1960s (it looks alot like the "We are Siamese if you please" cats from the original Disney movie "Lady and the Tramp" which came out in the late 50s)

DETAILS: This is the kind of thing that just brings a smile to your face no matter how bad the day is going...

A clever salt & pepper shaker design - made in Japan (has a simple blue stamp "JAPAN" on its bottom). The pointy leather ears are black as are the stiff whiskers. The head pulls off to serve pepper through the pierced brass steepled hat; the body serves salt through a brass shaker at the neck.

There are plastic stoppers in each piece to allow filling of spices; but this has never been used for its real purpose - it was probably too cute & just sat on a knick knack shelf making people grin.
Would that I could afford them, I'd grin too.

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