Salt and Pepper Shaker, Dutch Kissing Couple
A nice pepper and salt shaker, in the shape of the famous dutch kissing couple.
There is little information about the origin of the traditional kissing couple. Some say this picture of Jan & Grietje was the inspiration for the figurines. The kissing kids picture was taken in Volendam, North Holland around 1920. Now in every region of the Netherlands the traditional costumes look different. I immediately checked the clothing with that of the Delft blue statues. What a disappointment! Even the clothes of the Dutch boy and girl differ per souvenir.