Salt and Pepper Server
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
(a & b) Bowl & Shaker fitted together: 1 7/8 x 2 x 2 in. (4.8 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm)
(c) Spoon: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm) length (show scale)
Impressed on underside of shaker (b) near edge: "NAPIER / SILVER PLATE / PAT PEND"
Gift of Mark Isaacson
Silver-plated brass salt and pepper server with bowl (a), shaker (b), and spoon (c). Bowl and shaker fit together to form sphere: bottom half is bowl with U-shaped notch in side for spoon; hemispherical shaker is pierced on top with small holes and has solid bottom with screw in cap. Spoon has narrow, tubular handle attached to cylindrical cup that is perforated on one side.
Condition: Good, overall light scratching; corrosion on interior of bowl (a) and around cup of spoon (c); rim of cap on shaker (b) is torn such that cap is stuck in place.
Napier (1922-present). Salt and Pepper Server, ca. 1935. Silver-plated brass, (a & b) Bowl & Shaker fitted together: 1 7/8 x 2 x 2 in. (4.8 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mark Isaacson, 1992.92.6a-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.92.6a-c_open.jpg)
exterior, open, 1992.92.6a-c_open.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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