Up for sale is a pair of sterling silver salt & pepper shakers in the Art Nouveau style. They were made by the Arrowsmith Silver Co.Of Brooklyn, NY and are marked as such. Each is also marked sterling and they are not weighted. Total silver weight of the pair is 115.5gr. These should be treasured for their beauty and not melted. Each one is decorated with flowing flowers, shells and beautiful faces. They stand 5" tall and measure 1 3/4" at their widest.
There are a few black spots (tarnish) I did not want to try to polish for fear of damaging these beauties. The top of one has 2 minor dings which are visible in one of the photos.The bases are not dented, which is something that usually happens to silver shakers. I previously stated that this set was 100 yrs. It has been pointed out to me (and I did further research) that this silver company was in business from 1960 until 1966.
That makes them about 50 yrs. Sorry for the error and many thanks to the Ebayer that corrected me. The item "Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Style Salt & Pepper Shakers by Arrowsmith" is in sale since Saturday, February 08, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Salt & Pepper Shakers".
The seller is "shobyer" and is located in Westfield, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia.