This is a set of large shakers that were made by the M.A. Hadley company of Louisville, Ky. Mary Alice Hadley first made a set of these type of dishes for herself in 1939. They caused such a stir that she went into business in 1940 making these popular hand crafted dishes. These shakers are in the Ship and Whale pattern and they stand 4.5 inches tall. They are in very nice condition with no chips or cracks.