Before salt and pepper shakers became the main staple for serving salts and spices, many cultures used to serve their salts in small tableware containers known as salt cellars and open salts. From Russia, to Europe, to China, over the centuries artists and skilled craftsmen all over the world have made salt cellars out of a variety of materials. Thanks to the skills of people and businesses of yesteryear we now have access to many different styles and designs for us to collect.[Read more…]
Napco, which stands for National Potteries Corporation, was established in 1938 in Bedford, Ohio. Originally producers of decorative jars and vases for floral decor, they would become more known for their imported glassware, pottery, and ceramics from Japan. Between the mid 1950’s and 60’s, Napco would produce most of their more popular salt and pepper shakers, many of which are still highly sort after to this day.
Thanks to licencing deals they were able to release unique pieces modeled after popular actors and cartoon/comic characters. [Read more…]