Old English pattern salt spoon. These salt spoons measure nearly 2 1/2 inches long. Imported and hallmarked 925 for sterling silver. A salt spoon is a miniature utensil used with an open salt cellar for individual service. It is an historical and nostalgic item from a time before table salt was free-flowing, as it is today. Salt spoon itself range from 2 to 3 inches long and has a circular bowl. They can be found in a wide range of materials including glass, Sterling silver, plastic, wood, ivory, bone and shell.