Culinarium

Nautilus Salt Cellar

$68.00

CONCRETE SALT CELLAR WITH AMMONITE INLAY: NATURAL GRAY OR WHITE

This bowl is roughly 4" in diameter and it stands about 2.5" tall.

This cellar has a 250 million year old ammonite fossil inlay.

The familiar spiral that emerges in each 200 million year old fossilized ammonite is approximated by the Fibonacci sequence… The relationship that exists between complex biological process and the elegant pattern of numbers that describe them is permanently cast into each concrete cellar that we craft.

All of our items are one of a kind. Each unit is cast in a hand made mold for about a week. We then hand burnish each, and then apply two coats of FDA approved linseed oil. 

This item is not composed of typical concrete. It has taken us years to perfect this mix design. All of our concrete items are composed of an advanced cementitious mix which utilizes extremely small particulate, as well as recycled granite and marble dust that we source locally from the countertop industry...The result is an incredibly strong, smooth, and tactile surface that is more similar in physical characteristics to ceramic or aluminum than it is to concrete!

Please note: While our concrete mix design yields an aesthetically predictable product, our concrete can display slight variation in color and in texture. This creation will only get better with age, developing rich character and patina as it ages. Because cement cures at an asymptotic rate, all of our concrete products actually get MORE durable as the years go by!