I like the light in this photo. (Looks like it's time to go grocery shopping and get the bowls filled again...)
I think the Norwegian word for this thing is a 'saltkar' - a lidded tub for salt. Usually they will be pottery with a wooden top. This one is produced by Rosti Mepal, and as most kitchen things by Rosti it is made from a plastic or melamine – the lid too. I found this at Fretex (Salvation Army's second hand store) in Gol, Hallingdal. A great place for thrifts if you're ever in that area.