Marlux of France made this elegant pair of vintage 1900s-1930s sterling silver salt shaker and pepper mill grinder. Each barrel shaped piece has an ornate repousse design to the outside. Both pieces have an ekanthus, floral, foliage, dot design. In addition to the floral design the pepper also has some architectural imagery. The sterling imagery was executed in two pieces and placed over a wood body and tacked with tiny nails. The salt is a shaker with pierced holes in its top and a sliding pierced lid. To pour larger amounts of salt you would open the lid with the small push tab, which I believe is also the only way to refill it. The pepper mill also has a partial lid with push tab. The handle has a spinning knob with an ornate floral design. The bottom has an opening where the ground pepper comes out from the blades. The metal bar is signed, “Marlux, Made in France”. The very bottom is stamped, “T900″ (900 silver which is a slightly lower grade of silver than sterling or 925). The salt’s bottom is also marked, “T900″. Each piece measures approx. 2 1/4 inches tall with the pepper’s handle about 7/8 inch above the top. There is some vintage patina and age wear to the pieces with expected fine scratches to the silver. A couple of the tiny nails are missing from the salt shaker, which allows the top piece to be pulled apart slightly if trying. Please see photos for condition. Overall, this pair is in very good vintage condition. Total Wt: 184.2 grams. Salt Shaker: 2 1/4 inches tall x 2 1/4 inches diameter. Pepper Shaker: 3 1/4 inches tall with handle x 2 1/2 inches width with handle. Condition: very good vintage condition with vintage patina and expected fine scratches to the silver; salt shaker is missing two tiny nails, which allow the top repousse piece to be pulled apart slightly (only if trying to). 100 % of the items I sell are pre-owned, vintage, or antique. Every item I sell will have some signs of wear. The combination of photos and descriptions are my best effort to communicate the beauty, condition, and any defects. Your personal expertise regarding an item may well be greater than mine so feel free to ask questions regarding elements not mentioned in my description. Sometimes issues come up and there are delays, which I understand. Just let me know. Check with me re larger items! Sometimes items going to apartment, forwarders, or third parties may also require a signature. Depending on the country, I may also send the package certified with a signature required upon receipt. Does your government charge duty? The item “VTG Sterling Silver Repousse Pattern France Barrel Salt Pepper Grinder Marlux” is in sale since Wednesday, November 27, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Salt & Pepper Shakers”. The seller is “justifiable_expense” and is located in Eugene, Oregon. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.
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