Very Unusual Gucci Brass Quail Salt and Pepper Shakers c. 1970’s

When I saw these unusual Gucci Salt and Pepper shakers-I fell in love. They are stamped “GUCCI MADE IN ITALY” on the bottom and are beautiful little heavy brass quails in two different sizes and are very rare. They would make any dining table oh so stylish and would be quite the talking piece for guests. They would also make a fabulous hostess gift, although they would be hard to give up!

With beginnings at the end of the 19th century, the Gucci company became one of the world’s most successful manufacturers of high-end leather goods, clothing, and other fashion products. As an immigrant hotel worker in Paris and later London, young Guccio Gucci (1881–1953) was impressed with the luxurious luggage he saw wealthy guests bring with them. Upon returning to his birthplace of Florence, a city distinguished for high-quality materials and skilled artisans, he established a shop in 1920 that sold fine leather goods with classic styling.

Together with three of his sons, Aldo Gucci (1905-1990), Vasco Gucci (1907–1975), and Rodolfo Gucci (1912–1983), he expanded the company to include stores in Milan and Rome as well as additional shops in Florence. Gucci’s stores featured such finely crafted leather accessories as handbags, shoes, and his iconic ornamented loafer as well as silks and knitwear in a signature pattern. In the 1970’s, Gucci branched out into the home accessories world.


Country: Italy
Creation Date: late 1970’s
Materials: Brass
Condition: Very Good
Height: 2.5 Inches (larger) & 2 Inches (smaller)
Creator: Gucci
Length: 3 Inches (larger) & 2.5 Inches (smaller)