MIXED METAL HAND HAMMERED SALT & PEPPER

Item Number: MM1006                                                                                                                                                                                             MIXED METAL HAND HAMMERED SALT & PEPPER

Extremely rare and desirable  pair  of 19th-century sterling and copper, mixed metal  salt and  pepper, with  a hand-hammered ground decorated with copper flowers and insects in the  Japanese taste.  The exotic elements from the Orient became very popular  during the 1880’s and its influence is most apparent in this lovely set. The salt cellar was made by Dominick & Haff and is  inscribed and dated November 29, 1881. The pepper bears the mark  of the Whiting Company. Contact Lyons Antiques for additional  information. lyonsantiques@comcast.net or 215-375-8439

Salt:       Dated 1881       2 1/2″ diameter x 1 1/2″ high        Pepper: Circa 1880       4″ high