WONDERFUL PAIR OF VINTAGE PORCELAIN, NESTING BIRDS SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS. What a great old salt and pepper shaker set for your table. These are very unusual. Many ceramic companies produced a full line of Salt and Pepper Shakers, Holiday, Birthday and decorative Angel and pixie figurines during the 1940's-1960's, along with Lefton, Inarco, Napco and other factories of that time. It was considered the "Golden Age" of ceramic and porcelain for pieces such as these. They would have been produced in Japan, and imported to the U.S. for sale in specialty stores across the country. Rich, vibrant hand painted coloration. Beautiful detailing into the molds. The two little birds are the shakers, nesting in the colorful flower covered base. As you can see in the second photo, the birds are removable from the base. The salt and pepper set is in very good vintage condition, free of chips or cracks, as shown in the photos. Base measures about 4 1/2" long, 1 3/4" tall, the birds are about 2 3/4" long, 2 3/4" tall. Birds are marked on the side, "JAPAN". What a great addition for your Salt and Pepper collection!!!!!