S&P Shaker,but what metal are they?

justlindaNovember 30, 2010

Have had these for umpteen years now, and kept them "just because", but have an idea for a craft using them. Just wondering if the metal is polishable ~ or not! They have spots on them but not like spots from cleaning to vigoursly, almost look sort of pitted, but the finish is not raised as pitting would do. Any help or opinions are really welcomed.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The forms suggest these are castings, likely, low temperature. If these are not silver, then possibilites are pewter or pot metal.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2010 at 11:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

They are an alloy one often called Britannia. they will polish....but won't be like silver but more like a well polished pewter.
Linda C

    Bookmark   December 1, 2010 at 12:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Oh wow ... Egyptian style with little feet! They are cute!

Probably date from the first wave of King Tut mania right after the tomb was discovered in 1925. It wasn't an expensive set, but the design is nice.

Before you craft them up, polish them gently and see what happens.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2010 at 1:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Oh yeah....for sure don't mess them up "doing crafts"...go to the dime store and buy a pear for that.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2010 at 1:46PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Three crown stamp on fork: Swedish or U.S.?
Any idea on the age or authenticity of this brass fork...
Can anyone identify this nightstand?
This nightstand was my grandmas and was given to me...
Michael Potter
Need history of "Lister Woodcraft"
Trying to determine if this wooden candlestick is really...
Trying to ID style of decoration on this 19th century table
This table (called a "plant stand" by the...
Japanese Vase
I just got this vase at street sale would like to know...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™