Friday, January 28, 2011

Find-It-Friday: Master Salt Cellars and Spoons

Here's another collection I'm building, based off of a salt cellar that once belonged to my great-grandmother:



I have over twenty small salt cellars (yes Mother, you read that right!), but have only one "master cellar," about three inches across.  I also only have one shovel-design spoon and would love to obtain more.

If you have links to antique stores, vintage/antique glassware sellers or some other magic genie who can help me find footed master salts and shovel spoons, please leave their info in the comments section!

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7 comments:

  1. Oh, fun! I have some salts, but they are all different patterns. I didn't realize the larger ones were called "master" cellars! It's cool to learn that!

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  2. The salt cellar belonged to your great-great grandmother...MY great grandmother Anna Ruth. So it is older than you think!

    Mom

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  3. Oh, consider the silver salt spoons...tiny but pricey and found at many serious antique malls, shops, fairs.

    Mom

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  4. i'm here from OWOH, but i had to comment on this post!!! i've never seen anyone else that collects salt cellars and spoons!! i have quite a few...i've lost count!
    the spoons have definitely gone up in price over the years and i've found them at various antique stores and my mom found a bunch at the long beach flea market...
    love it!
    lynn

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  5. Hi Lynn!!!! So glad you took a peek- yep, salt cellars... an ongoing collection for me! :) Funny the things we fall in love with!

    Come back anytime!

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  6. I have a footed silver colored salt cellar that has a thick clear glass insert. It is marked 610MMET. The matching spoon is marked 210MMH.0.
    Can anyone tell me what these numbers and letters stand for?
    Thanks

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  7. I'm guessing the numbers and letters identify the silversmith or company, though I can't find a numerical reference online~ don't you love the mystery of it all?

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