This is my daily salt shaker...loaded from the bottom through a cone shaped orifice. Theoretically the salt should only come out when the salter is shaken in an upward motion.
It looks like salt-fired porcelain. It was thrown and has pressed and rolled texture on the surface. The glaze may be a Shino...or is just the result of the salt/soda glazing.
The piece is 3" tall and 2.5 inches at it's widest point. No interesting stories...I have even forgotten the name of the artist...I liked it...I bought it (at the Plaza Art Fair...I use it.