Collection: Salt Dips
Salt cellars are known, in various forms, by assorted names including open salt, salt dip, standing salt, master salt, and salt dish. A master salt is the large receptacle from which the smaller, distributed, salt dishes are filled; according to fashion or custom it was lidded, or open, or covered with a cloth. A standing salt is a master salt, because it remained in place as opposed to being passed. A trencher salt is a small salt cellar located next to the place setting. Open salt and salt dip refer to salt dishes that are uncovered.
The term salt cellar is also used generally to describe any container for table.