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Little "Art Nouveau" Salt Shaker /Circa 19th-20th Century

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    Posted 5 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1148 items)

    Found this beautiful little salt shaker at Salvation last week. It's done in the "Art Nouveau" style . Kind of reminds me of an elephant's foot. The cap has some kind of applied gold or brass color finish while the body has a dark almost black patina. It's made of a cast heavy base metal and is marked USA on one of the bottom lobes. Could be silver plate as the interior of the cap is still very shiny. I like it just as it is but a light cleaning would show the pattern better.Wish I could have found the pepper one as well -Mike-

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    Comments

    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      I love the design! This probably was silver plated at one time and somebody polished to within a millimeter of it's life. Maybe you'll find the pepper shake today... :-)
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Bonnie :)...Well you just never know. Little things like this get separated and then show up days or weeks later.
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      lol...Thanks Thomas...but it wasn't wasting away in Margaritaville it was more like Avon Ohio. :)
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      My favorite Salvation Army store in right off the 83 Avon exit on I-90. :)
    5. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Sweet Find....I like the patina on it !!
    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Rose :)..I tried to polish it a bit but it seems more like paint than patina. It wouldn't budge.
    7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Either that or some one else bought it before I bought this one. I actually did look today though. I'll still keep an eye out. :)
    8. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Maybe LEAD METAL salt shaker.

      There were Lead Metal Salt and pepper shakers made...Viking Did some for an idea/example

    9. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Thomas :)
      Connie Francis says:
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