Sugar Shakers: The Inez Sunshine and Tony Samolsky Collection
The dispenser which is commonly called a sugar shaker today was originally called a sugar sifter, sugar duster or sugar muffineer. These collectable table items first appeared in the late 19th century and only lasted until the early 20th century. They were a passing fancy.
The shakers were produced in many forms and materials including ceramics, metals, and hand blown and pressed glass. Often their pewter lids had holes punched out in the shape of stars for decoration. The sugar shaker partners on the breakfast table were the syrup pitchers, coincidentally both used to sweeten food.
This petite exhibit of twenty antique sugar shakers represents thirty years of collecting and treasuring this venerable Victorian tableware.
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