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Pepper Shaker, Columnesque pattern

Decorative Arts

MANUFACTURER Towle Silversmiths
MEDIUM Silver and plastic
DATES 1950-1954
DIMENSIONS height: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm); diameter: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
MARKINGS Impressed on outside at base of silver top: "TOWLE STERLING 12"; Molded on top of black plastic base: "PAT. No / [inscribed in a square] LC / 2549404"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2004.12.9a-b
CREDIT LINE Gift of Jewel Stern
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Finely ribbed cylindrical short thin shaker on finely ribbed cylindrical black plastic base. Flat top with nine holes arranged in a circle toward edge. Base is approximately ½ inch tall when removed from shaker. Two-thirds of base is slightly smaller in diameter than silver shaker top it fits within. One-third of base visible when it is inserted in top, this portion finely ribbed like silver top. Condition: Very good.
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