This is a pair of solid sterling silver salt and pepper shakers made by Lenox Silver Inc. Of New York City, New York. They are 4 tall and weigh 108 grams with no added weighting. The caps screw smoothly into the bases. This is an earlier version of the more popular version of the FSC-99 pattern that is without the base. They are well built with thick gauge sterling silver. They have and will continue to stand the test of time. These have been cleaned and polished by a silver restoration specialist to look like near new. They have a beautiful mirror finish. There are no significant dents or scratches (except for scratches on the bottoms). However, they do show signs of use with minor surface scratches. They are marked with Lenox Silver Inc. NYC”, “Sterling” and “FSC-99. These are ready for display, use or storage. When evaluating sterling silver items, look carefully at the pictures and note the weight and size. Sterling silver is 92.5 percent solid silver. This resulted in products that were easily dented and damaged. They then started using a thin foil of sterling silver over concrete or wood and reinforcing the objects with steel rods. These techniques all served to allow less silver to be used and generally resulted in products that have not stood the test of time. Look deeply into the photos to evaluate the finish. A deep mirror finish will clearly reflect the surroundings. Do not be fooled by sellers referring to dirt and tarnish as patina. A proper patina is created by polishing to a mirror finish. The patina is maintained and improved over time with regular cleaning and polishing. Tarnish that is allowed to remain too long damages the patina and causes pitting. Scratched and pitted surfaces attract more tarnish and are more difficult to clean requiring a professional polish to restore the patina. This has a beautiful patina that feels clean and smooth to the touch. It looks as if it belongs in a jewelry store window, a museum, or adorning a Holiday table. Add some sparkle and shine to your next candle light dinner or holiday festivities. These are sure to get some comments. Check out my other items for other clean and polished sterling silver items. The item “Lenox Silver Inc NYC Sterling Silver 4 In Tall Salt & Pepper Shakers, 108 gms” is in sale since Friday, October 20, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Salt & Pepper Shakers”. The seller is “gregandkarencole” and is located in Citrus Heights, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Viet nam, Uruguay, South Korea, Thailand, Bermuda, Ecuador, Gibraltar, Jordan, Luxembourg, Oman.
- Maker: Lenox
- Brand: FSC-99
- Composition: Sterling Silver
- Type: Salt & Pepper Shakers
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