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Salt and Pepper Server

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silver-plated brass
DATES ca. 1935
DIMENSIONS (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)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside of shaker (b) near edge: "NAPIER / SILVER PLATE / PAT PEND"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mark Isaacson
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE exterior, open, 1992.92.6a-c_open.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
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Salt and Pepper Server