Cruet-stand

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A crystal cruet set, c.1930s/40s
A modern French cruet-stand (right of picture)

A cruet-stand (or cruet in British English) is a small stand of metal, ceramic, or glass which holds containers for condiments. Typically these include salt and pepper shakers, and often cruets or bottles of vinegar and olive oil. The stand and containers form a cruet set.

In literature[edit]

Sherlock Holmes uses a cruet set as a prop for his newspaper in The Adventure of the Six Napoleons: "Holmes propped it against the cruet-stand and read it while he ate."