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Salt & Pepper Fish

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | January 13, 2020

Would you like to look at these every day on your table?
This pair of ceramic salt and pepper shakers are painted to resemble smallmouth bass fish. They were made in Japan and shown at the Minnesota State Fair in Saint Paul between 1950 - 1975.