Griffith Laboratories began making these spice sets in 1939 and they were immediately popular, and are now highly collectible. They were originally sold through the home furnishings departments of Marshall Field's, Macy's and other fine stores. Sets were sold in a variety of colors, though the red is classic.
The jars in this 12-piece set are the standard size at 4.25" tall. The milk glass features vertical art deco columns on the front and side panels, and two raised horizontal bars with four short columns on the back.
The milk glass jars are free of any chips or cracks. The red metal caps are in good vintage condition with light paint wear but no major dents or flaws. The original plastic rack is still present, designed to stand upright on a counter or be mounted to a wall via the holes in the rear panel.
The fronts of the jars feature fired-on labels, which are all present, with minimal wear.
The backs of the jars feature paper. Eight of the 12 back paper labels are present, with light-to-moderate wear. The missing back paper labels are Dry Mustard, Poultry Seasoning, Ground Ginger, and Roastmeat Seasoning.
Ten of the 12 jars still feature their original metal sifter inserts. Ground Ginger and Cinnamon are missing their inserts.
Length: 13" Height: 6.25" Depth: 4.5"
Other than doing a gentle cleaning on the exterior, the jars are in as-found condition and still filled with their spices. Please read the full description for additional condition details.