Vintage B&D Ceramics
Chef Bears Salt & Pepper Shakers
Made in Japan, these twin bears are hand painted in brown with red scarfs.
One is marked on its tummy "S" and the other with a "P", for obviously salt and pepper.
Both have bottom stoppers and are complete.
Good pre-owned vintage condition without chips or breaks. Needs some cleaning.
Because the color red fires at a lower temperature than other glazes, raw red is usually hand painted on over the final fired glaze, thus the red is subject to picking or complete loss thru cleaning or handling. The pepper scarf has some red scuffed off; the salt has lost about three-quarters of its red scarf. Red paint may be reapplied or scrubbed off entirely; we have seen it both ways and each still look good.
Each bear shaker measures: 3" x 3" x 5.25" tall.