This is a wonderful salt cellar made in the Caprice Pattern (Cambridge Caprice). It measures 1 3/4 from side to side. Salt cellars are used at a table in lieu of a salt shaker. A small spoon, usually glass or sterling (not included) is used to add salt to the food. Please note that this item is made from slag glass (a mixture of two different colors of glass). Every piece of slag glass is unique and the piece you receive may indeed look lighter or darker than the pictured item.