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On view at the Museum: The Food Sector

Salt box

Modern Era, Europe

This is an elongated, wooden salt box carved out of a tree trunk.  It originates from the Basque country in southwestern France. Its pivoting cover is attached with a thin handle, also made of wood.


  • Type: Container
  • Place of origin: France
  • Materials and techniques: Carved wood
  • Date: 1850
  • Dimensions: 21 x 11 x 36 cm
  • Weight: 1302g
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