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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 JarSilver PlateDouble, Pressed Inserts, Scenes, Glass Containers, Victorian, Derby Silver, 1800s Illustrated2017Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarSilver Octagonal Footed, Pierced Cover, Charles Adam, c.1719, 7 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarSilver OctagonalFooted, Pierced Cover, Charles Adam, c.1719, 7 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarSilver Dome Lid, Lighthouse Shape, Pierced, Engraved, E. Winslow, c.1710, 6 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarSilver Vase Shape, Applied Strapwork, Cherub Heads, Pierced, London1896, 9 5/8 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarSilverVase Shape, Applied Strapwork, Cherub Heads, Pierced, London, 1896,9 5/8 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarSilverDome Lid, Lighthouse Shape, Pierced, Engraved, E. Winslow, c.1710, 6 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle16 Blown-out Ribs, Cranberry Insert, Meriden Frame, Tongs1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleBeaded Column, Insert, Tongs1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleBlue Swirls On Jar, Tongs, Barbor Bros. Silver Frame, 8 3/4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleBlue, Enameled, Silver Frame1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleCranberry Hobnail Insert, Tufts Frame1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleCranberry Insert, Silver Frame & Fork1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleCupid & Venus, Silver Plated Holder, Fork1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDaisy & Button, Blue, Silver Plated Frame1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDragons, Vines, Cranberry Insert, Tufts Frame1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleFlorette Insert, Footed Silver Plated Frame, Tongs1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleGold Lines Form Shaped Boxes, Dotted, Enameled Flowers, Tufts Frame1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleInverted Thumbprint, Corset Shape, Rubena Verde, Tufts Frame, Tongs1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleInverted Thumbprint, Enameled Flowers, Silver Plated Frame, 10 1/2 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleLeaf Mold, Cranberry & Vaseline Spatter, Silver Plated Frame, Tongs1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleOriental Design, Glass Lid1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPicklePressed Glass Insert, Tongs, Pairpoint, 14 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleRibbed Pillar Insert, Footed Frame, Northwood1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleShell & Tassel, Tufts Frame, Tongs1995Login / Create Account for Price


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