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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, Canoe Shape, Bryce, Silver Plated Frame, 8 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDaisy & Button, Green, Silver Plated Frame, Bird's Head Tongs, Rogers Smith2006Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDaisy & Button, Meriden Frame, Victorian, 10 1/2 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDaisy & Button, Ribbed Bottom, Silver Plated Holder1997Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDaisy & Button, Vaseline Insert1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDaisy & Button, Vaseline, Rockford Frame, Victorian, 12 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDaisy & Fern, Blue Opalescent1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDiamond & Fan, Silver Frame, Tongs2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDiamond Insert, Tongs, Simpson & Hall, 11 1/2 In.1997Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDiamond Mirror, Fostoria Glass Co., c.18802011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDiamond Pattern Insert, Silver Plate Frame, Victorian, 11 3/4 In.2006Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDiamond Point Insert, Forbes Silver Plated Frame, Tongs1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDiamond Point, Blue & Pink Flower Medallions, Cathedral Top, Tongs1997Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDiamond Quilted, Amber To Pink, Metal, Flower Embossed Caddy, Victorian Glass, 10 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDiamond, Amber, Lion Final Lid, Quad Plate Frame, Victorian, 10 1/2 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDiamond-quilted Insert, Meriden Frame1997Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDiamond-quilted, Mother-of-pearl, Insert, Empire Holder, Fork, 9 3/4 In.1998Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarSilverDome Lid, Lighthouse Shape, Pierced, Engraved, E. Winslow, c.1710, 6 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDouble, Clear Inserts, Vertical Panels, Engraved Vines, William Rogers Frame1998Login / Create Account for Price
Castor JarSilver PlateDouble, Pressed Inserts, Scenes, Glass Containers, Victorian, Derby Silver, 1800s Illustrated2017Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDouble, Silver Plate, Embossed Flowers, Viking Legs, Rogers, Smith & Co.c.1877, 10 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDragons, Vines, Cranberry Insert, Tufts Frame1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleDugan Block, Tongs2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleEmerald Green, Multicolored Flowers, Bird Finial, Rectangular Silver Frame, 12 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleEnamel Design, American Silver Holder, Tongs1999Login / Create Account for Price


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