A beautiful art deco creamer and sugar set from Merle F. Faber of San Francisco. Made in the 1930s, this set features quadruple silverplate with very clean, modern lines. One of the few places we have seen this fantastic set is in the Brooklyn Museum - it is certainly not a common line of dinnerware, and in fact these items are very difficult to find. Note: the "Faber" name should not be confused with the popular "Farberware" cookware products.
One thing interesting about this set is that the interior of the creamer has a golden color, whereas the sugar interior is the same silverplate. We are unsure why that is the case, but it is definitely intentional and not tarnish. The one in the Brooklyn museum appears to have a standard silverplate color interior. Both items are marked on the bottom with "Merle F. Faber Products S.F. Quadruple Plate", though the marking on the creamer is very faint.
The set is in good vintage condition with no major damage and has been polished. Unfortunately, the sugar is missing the lid - because of this, we've discounted the price quite a bit. We still think it would be a wonderful addition to an art deco collection. The creamer has one very small indentation under the spout as well as one light scratch on the side (see the 5th photo). There are some fine scratches and nicks here and there on both items, but otherwise they're in great shape.
Creamer and sugar measure about 2" tall and 2 1/2" in diameter not including handles.