Salt Cellars Photos

Before the discovery of how to add chemicals to salt to let it pour through the holes of salt shakers, salt was placed in small dishes on the table with small spoons. Such salt cellars ranged in design from cheap pressed glass to fine quality silver designs.

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Gilded silver salt cellar by Edward Farrell of London at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Silver salt cellar by Paul Revere at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver salt by Jacobus Vander Spiegel of New York at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Silver salts at Chateau-sur-Mer. Newport, RI.
Gilded silver salt cellar (1824-5) by Edward Farrell of London at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Silver salt cellar (c1768-70) by Paul Revere at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver salt (c1668-1708) by Jacobus Vander Spiegel of New York at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Silver salts at Chateau-sur-Mer. Newport, RI.
Salt box at Hoxie House. Sandwich, MA.Glazed pottery salt cellar in kitchen of settler's log cabin at Clear Creek History Park. Golden, CO.Salt box in Yates House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Salt jar at East Terrace House. Waco, TX.
Salt box at Hoxie House. Sandwich, MA.Glazed pottery salt cellar in kitchen of settler's log cabin at Clear Creek History Park. Golden, CO.Salt box in Yates House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Salt jar at East Terrace House. Waco, TX.
Indian pottery bowl with salt in The Oldest House. St Augustine, FL.Samuel Fuller family earthenware salt cellar at Pilgrim Hall Museum. Plymouth, MA.Pressed glass salt cellars at Historical Glass Museum. Redlands, CA.Pressed glass salt cellar with American eagles by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.
Indian pottery bowl with salt in The Oldest House. St Augustine, FL.Samuel Fuller family earthenware salt cellar (1640-1700) at Pilgrim Hall Museum. Plymouth, MA.Pressed glass salt cellars (19th C) at Historical Glass Museum. Redlands, CA.Pressed glass salt cellar with American eagles (1830-45) by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.
Turtle Salt Dip by Bellaire Goblet Co., Findlay, OH at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH.American pressed glass salt cellars at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Pressed glass steamboat Lafayette commemorative salt by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Pressed glass salt dish in shape of steamboat by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., MA, made to mark Lafayette's return visit to America at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.
Turtle Salt Dip (c1890) by Bellaire Goblet Co., Findlay, OH at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH.American pressed glass salt cellars (1830s-40s) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Pressed glass steamboat Lafayette commemorative salt (1830-45) by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Pressed glass salt dish in shape of steamboat (c1827-35) by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., MA, made to mark Lafayette's return visit to America at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.

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