The use of salt cellars dates back as early as classical Rome. In the Middle Ages salt cellars evolved into more elaborate master salt cellars. These large receptacles were usually made of silver, often decorated with sea motifs, and prominently displayed as a symbol of status and prosperity. Salt cellars remained in fashion until the early 1900s when anti-caking agents started being added to salt to create a more free flowing pour, leading to an increase in popularity of the salt shaker.
This beautiful cast pewter oyster shell is the perfect accessory for any nautical table setting. Made by Salisbury Inc, this functional salt cellar measures 3 ¾” x 2 ⅜” at its widest points, sits at about ½” tall, and comes with a 2 ½” spoon to help your guests salt their food with ease. The shine of the pewter and detail of the cast makes this a unique gift for any lover of the sea.