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Castor Jar

Castor jars for pickles are glass jars about six inches in height, held in special metal holders. Castor jars became more ornate each year, and by 1860, they were cathedral-like pieces. They were a popular dinner table accessory about 1890. Each jar had a top that was usually silver or silver plate. The frame, also of a silver metal, had a handle that arched above the jar and a hook that held a pair of tongs. The glass jar was often painted. By 1900, the pickle castor was out of fashion. Many examples found today have reproduced glass jars in old holders. Additional pickle castors may be found in the various Glass categories.

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 Castor JarPickleDaisy & Button, Ribbed Bottom, Silver Plated Holder1997Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleLighthouse Shape, Bell Shape Lid, Pierced Design, Acorn Finial, 6 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Pressed Glass, Victorian, Silver Plated Frame, 11 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle 2 Jars, Flowers, c.1875, Lidded, 11 1/4 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Clear Jar, Bird, Flowers, Silver Plate, Tongs, 6 1/4 x 12 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry, Coin Spot, Silver Plated Frame, 10 1/2 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPicklePattern Glass, Vertical Zipper Highlights, Silver Plated Frame, 11 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleCow, Ferns, Flowers, Beaded Edge1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleCranberry Glass, Enamel, Flowers, Silver Plated Stand, Tongs, 12 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Bristol Glass, Silver Plate, 19th Century, 11 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleAmber Jar, Button & Cane Pattern, Silver Plated Openwork Frame, 11 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleLight Purple, Flowers, Victorian Frame, Meriden Silver Plate, 8 1/2 x 4 x 4 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleStanding & Lying Deer, Frosted Bottom, Clear Top1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry Clear, Wilcox Silver Plated Frame, 10 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleCranberry Clear, Wilcox Silver Plated Frame, 10 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Blue Pressed Glass, Silver Plate, Monarch Silver Co., Tongs, 11 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Clear Glass, Metal Handles, Spoon, 12 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Amber, Silver Plate, 19th Century, 11 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Silver & Blue, Silver Plate, 19th Century, 12 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Victorian, Cranberry, Thumbprint, Silver Plated Frame, 10 1/2 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleRed, Buttons & Bows, Silver Metal Stand, Tongs, 4-Footed, 13 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPicklePink Satin Glass, Eagle Finial, 10 x 5 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleBrass, Bulbous, Splayed Foot, Cork Plug, c.1770, 4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry Glass, Silver Plate, Fluted Base, Twist Handle, Tongs, Marked, 11 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Hobnail, Vaseline, c.1890, 4 1/2 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price


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