This is really a Salt Cellar, its made from Pewter and I spied it on Ebay quite some time ago. Luckily, I won it with the starting bid. I'm going to use it in the large fireplace opening in the Apothecary. Originally, it would have sat on the table and had a small spoon to ladle the salt out and sprinkle on your food, alas the spoon has been lost. But won't it make a lovely Cauldron.