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On view at the Museum: The Society Sector

Salt cellar

Contemporary Era, Europe

Before disposable packaging became widespread, salt was kept in wide metal or ceramic containers, which would often be hung on the wall near the fireplace.


  • Type: Container
  • Place of origin: Switzerland
  • Materials and techniques: Wood Enamelled tinplate
  • Date: circa 1950
  • Dimensions: 11.5 x 16.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Weight: 271g
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