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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 JarPickleRubina Honeycomb, Coralene Type Florals, Bluebells Finial1998Login / Create Account for Price
Castor JarPickleRoyal Ivy, Rubina, Silver Plated Holder, Tongs, Northwood, 10 In. Illustrated , 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleRibbed Pillar Insert, Footed Frame, Northwood1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleReverse Thumbprint, Plated Cover & Handle, Sterling Fork1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleRed, Quilted Phlox Insert, Frame, Cover & Tongs1997Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleRed, Buttons & Bows, Silver Metal Stand, Tongs, 4-Footed, 13 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleRam's Head, Silver Plated Holder1998Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleQuilted, Roger's Bros. Frame, Victorian, 13 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleQuilted, Brooklyn Frame, Victorian, 11 1/2 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPicklePrussian Blue, Coin Spot, Enameled Flowers, 4-Footed, Pierced Metal Holder, 13 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPicklePressed Glass Insert, Tongs, Pairpoint, 14 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
Castor JarPicklePressed Diamond Variant,Vaseline,Silver Plated Frame,Tongs,11 x 4 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPicklePressed Diamond Variant, Vaseline, Silver Plated Frame, Tongs, 11 x 4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPicklePink, Satin, Murano Swirl Pattern, 4-Footed, Cylindrical, Silver Plated Frame, Hobbs, 11 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPicklePink Satin Glass, Mother-Of-Pearl, Coin Spot, Enamel Flowers, Silver Plated Frame, 10 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPicklePink Satin Glass, Eagle Finial, 10 x 5 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPicklePink Roses, Birds Front & Back, Pear Shape, Derby Frame, 11 3/4 In.1997Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPicklePink Opalescent, Hobnail, Hobbs, Flip Lid, Tufts Silver Frame, 11 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPicklePink Opalescent, Diamond Quilted, Middletown Silver Plated Frame, 10 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPicklePink Opalescent Stripes, Enamel Florals, Tongs, Silver Frame, Small1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPicklePeachblow Insert, Flowers, Reed & Barton Silver Plated Frame, Hobbs, Brockunier, 9 3/4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPicklePattern Glass, Vertical Zipper Highlights, Silver Plated Frame, 11 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPicklePaneled Sprig, Cranberry, Enameled Floral, Colonial Silver & Co. ~illus1999Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPicklePaneled Button, Footed2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleOriental Design, Glass Lid1995Login / Create Account for Price


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