Vintage Japan Souvenir Duck Nodder Salt & Pepper
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This vintage bobbing duck nodder salt and pepper shaker is a highly desirable collectible. Bottom of ducks has red printing that says "MADE IN JAPAN". This shaker set circa 1940's or 1950's. The ceramic base is hand-painted with pink roses,flowers and green leaves and stems. The top openings are trimmed in gold with gold painted script SALT and PEPPER on the front. Displayed on the back of the base is a gold-hued sticker that says "EMPIRE STATE BUILDING,NEW YORK CITY". In the center of the sticker is a pen and ink drawing of the Empire State Building. The bottom of the base is imprinted with "PATENT,T T". The base is 2" high and 4" long by 1 1/4" deep. The colorful ducks have exquisitely hand-painted details. Both are painted using beautiful shades of teal blue. One duck is teal, brown and slight yellow shading. The other duck is more colorful with a shading of salmon orange coloring. One duck has 2 holes on its back and the other has 3 holes. Both ducks have cork stoppers. Each duck is 2 3/4" high by 3/4" in diameter at the base. This enchanting set is in very good condition with no noticeable flaws. Add value to any collection with this highly prized duck nodder. From a private collection.