Weird Salt & Pepper Shakers

My brother Bob found these salt and pepper shakers in a junk store and could not resist buying them. Two women with Marge-Simpson hairdos in the form of carrot and corn prepare to engage in fisticuffs.

Can anyone explain the iconography here? Note that they do originate in Japan, source of much strangeness.

     Posted By: Paul - Sun Apr 25, 2010
     Category: Agriculture | Art | Surrealism | Domestic | Interior Decorating | Collectors | Asia

the link above goes to a site with 1500 sets of vintage s&p;shakers. some very cute ones there but none like your brother found. i thought if i found them it might give a little history but no luck.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/25/10 at 07:48 PM
Back in the day (before electricity was invented) my grandmother used to stock these collectible s&p;shakers solely to be sold at our annual stand at the county fair. Every year there were dozens (hundreds?) of new designs available.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/26/10 at 01:23 AM
My inlaws have a set of anatomically correct frog salt and pepper shakers...not that my mother in law allows them on the dinner table!
Posted by driven2succeed on 04/26/10 at 06:54 PM
It's DSFARGEG. It just is.
Posted by venomlash on 04/27/10 at 07:37 PM
what is that venomlash?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/27/10 at 09:02 PM
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