From Cooking at Cafe D
As a child I loved these birds.
To a little girl, they were solid gold!
They are salt and pepper shakers, said to be from my yia-yia - Greek grandmother. They are quite heavy. When the heads are screwed off (pleasant imagery, no?) the metal is a dull silvery color - lead or pewter, perhaps?
Due to the weight, I'd guess lead.
I'm note sure if these came over from Greece in the 1900's or not, but they're mighty old. I'm sure that many a family meal had a side of lead to them. Oh, well.
Happy little birds... I remember from my childhood.
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