25 November 2009

Where's Pepper?

My son, Will bought this darling oddity at auction recently.

At first he thought it was a hat pin holder...makes sense...baby crying because pins are being impaled on its sweet little head...but when he turned it over there was a cork and when he removed the cork out poured the salt.

Will has done his usual research but has not been able to come up with any information on this piece of porcelain. There is no makers mark just a set of numbers that would indicate German or English origin...surely Victorian and most definitely tugging at my heart strings ...and maybe it will turn up under the Christmas tree if it doesn't sell on Ebay!

I would love to know what pepper looks like!

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