Decorative silver filigree salt cellar with glass dish and silver spoon.
In Russia, salt cellars were shaped like chairs, similar to this one, and you lifted the seat of the chair to reveal the salt kept underneath. This type of salt cellar became mass produced in the 1950s.
Salt cellars have been used at dinner tables since Roman times.
From the early 20th century salt shakers began to be more common and salt cellars began to become collectors’ items.