A dish or container for storing salt, now typically a closed container with perforations in the lid for sprinkling.
- In Britain, potteries in and around London and Liverpool and as faraway as Ireland supplied the growing demand and turned out numerous forms, ranging from plates to posset pots, salt cellars, and vases.
- Souvenirs, of course, are also the product of more secular travel as were the famous ‘Afro-Portuguese’ ivory salt cellars and the carved ivory tusks from the Loango coast.
- You tip the salt cellar at the edge of your plate, and deposit just the right amount of salt there.
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