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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 JarPickleAmethyst, Enameled, Gilt Metal Stand, Victorian2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleAmberina, Melon Ribbed, Silver Plated Frame, Wilcox, 12 1/4 In.2006Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleAmber, Faceted, Cylindrical, Silver Plate Caddy, 4-Footed, Finial, 13 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleAmber, Daisy & Button2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleAmber, Beaded Dart, Wilcox Frame2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleAmber, Beaded Dart, Frame2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleAmber Jar, Button & Cane Pattern, Silver Plated Openwork Frame, 11 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleAmber Glass, Swirl, Silver Frame, Leaves, Beaded, Lid, Finial, Tongs, 1800s2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleAmber Glass, Silver Plated Frame1999Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleAmber Glass, Double, Silver Plated Frame, Tongs, Meriden Quadruple Plate, 9 In.2006Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleAmber Dugan Block, Bird Head, Tong, Holder,2011Login / Create Account for Price
Castor JarPickle3 Colors, Yellow, Blue, Flowers, Yellow Leaves, Silver Plate, Homon Mfg., 11 1/2 In. Illustrated2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle16 Blown-out Ribs, Cranberry Insert, Meriden Frame, Tongs1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Yellow Opalescent, Drape, Cylindrical, Silver Plated Frame, 11 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle White Opalescent, Swirled, Coin Spot, 9 1/2 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Victorian, Cranberry, Thumbprint, Silver Plated Frame, 10 1/2 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Vaseline, Meriden, Silver-Plated, Frame, 4-Footed, Flowers, Tongs, 13 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Vaseline Button, Daisy Pattern, Barbour Silver Frame, 12 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarSilver Vase Shape, Applied Strapwork, Cherub Heads, Pierced, London1896, 9 5/8 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Treebark, Ribbed, Pink Vines & Flowers, Reticulated Frame, Toronto, 12 In.2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Spot Optic, Cranberry, Quadruple Stand, Lid, c.1890, 10 x 4 1/2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Spot Optic, Cranberry, Flower, Bird, Metal, Leaves, Pickle Frame, c.1880, 9 x 5 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Snowflake, Cranberry Opalescent, Silver, Kate Greenaway, 9 3/4 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Snowflake Pattern, Cylindrical, Cranberry Glass, Reed & Barton Holder, 11 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Silver Plate, Scrolls, Flowers, Etched Ferns, Tongs, Vanbergh Silver, 11 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price


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