This is a cute set of black cat salt and pepper cruets which is very much in the style of the 1950s. I think that they may date from then but am not sure. The only mark on the base is a number 128.
The think black glaze darkens towards the ears and there are areas of red for the inner ears, bowtie on one cat, nose and mouth whilst the whiskers are highlighted in gold which is also used in the pepper cat's bowtie.
Each cat is looking in a different direction so you can position them looking at each other or away.
The backs are plain and have a little plastic stopper in where you can pop your salt and pepper.
I don't think that they have ever been used as there is nothing inside and it all looks clean.
They measure approx 11 cm (4.5 inches) tall.