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Very cool-deco-seque set. Muffineers or sugar shakers were very 19th century. My mom's got a collection of them.
I'm guessing that the sugar container has a lid on it? I think, therefore, that the holes in the lid are for air, to keep the sugar dry. If inverted and shaken I could imagine getting a whole bowl full of sugar in your tea.
Very nice set. Is it marked, "Made in Japan"? Pic of the Mark sure would help ID it. Think House means deco-esque (deco-like); slight typo.
I'm sure 'seque' is correct in some language..8 ')
And the shaker's on the left with holes, creamer on the right, no?
Debra, I said I was "guessing" and obviously I guessed wrong. It's your fault. You didn't mention the hole in the bottom in your post nor did you bother to show a picture of the bottom,or a picture of the Mark.
Seque is Italian (originally) for "follow". It's a musical term. What you meant by saying "...deco-seque..." doesn't compute in my brain. Makes more sense to say "deco-esque".
Is there a lid on the shaker, or is there a hole in the bottom? In other words, how does one fill the shaker?
Apparently they exist as a set sugar shaker/creamer made in Japan. These are clearly 20th century though. Here is a page of them: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/398498267009889475/
yep, as mentioned sugar shaker and creamer, quite civilized.
My mom collected them for 50 years, mainly crystal/sterling.
Nice set. Just wanted to add that it was usually Powdered or Confectioners sugar used in these containers. You probably had a cork in the bottom at some point. And, these sometimes came as a part of a "Berry Set" That would have one larger bowl for the berries to go in, then little dishes for each portion - Powered sugar and cream on berries is delicious. Both my Grandma's had similar sets to yours. 1920 - 1930's.
Muffineer sets are also known as breakfast sets, the creamer for berries and the shaker for powdered sugar for pancakes and waffles, YUM!