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Salt Cellar
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Title: Salt Cellar
Identifier: 979.6.182.1
Donor: Geoffrey Sayers
Item Date: 1880-1910
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Benares Historic House

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Description: A clear cut glass salt cellar on three feet with a silver rim. The sides of the cellar are fluted.

A salt cellar (also called salt or standing salt) is a vessel, usually small and made of glass or silver, used on the table for holding salt. Salt spoons were used with a salt cellar during a time when salt was a much more consumed condiment. Because of its popular use it required its own dish and accompanying spoon. With changes in taste, and the current views on the dietary hazards of excessive salt consumption this presentation style is no longer used. In addition by the 1940ís salt shakers had come into popular use replacing the salt cellar. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_cellar.
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