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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 JarPickle Cranberry Opalescent, Snowflake Pattern, Cylindrical, Silver Plated Frame, Hobbs, 11 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry Swirl Insert, Gold Stencil Highlights, Silver Plated Frame, Roger Smith, 9 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry, Coin Spot, Enameled Flowers, Elaborate Silver Plated Frame, 10 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry, Cone Pattern, Consolidated, Silver Plated Frame, 10 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry, Yellow Rose, Coinspot, Egg Shape, Reed & Barton Frame, 9 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Emerald Green, Multicolored Flowers, Bird Finial, Rectangular Silver Frame, 12 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Enameled, Cranberry Glass, Hartford Silver Frame, c.1890, 11 3/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Opal Glass, Cosmos, Yellow & Blue Flowers, Silver Plated Frame, Consolidated, 12 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Pink Opalescent, Hobnail, Hobbs, Flip Lid, Tufts Silver Frame, 11 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Pink, Satin, Murano Swirl Pattern, 4-Footed, Cylindrical, Silver Plated Frame, Hobbs, 11 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Rubina Verde, Daisy & Button, Silver Plated Frame, Hobbs, 11 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Rubina, Royal Oak, Silver Plated Frame, Dish Shape, Swing Handle, Northwood, 9 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Ruby Glass, Embossed Cosmos Insert, Benedict Silver Plated Frame, 10 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Ruby Glass, Open Heart Arches, Silver Plated Frame, 9 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Ruby Opalescent, Chrysanthemum Swirl, Silver Plated Frame, Northwood, 10 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Snowflake Pattern, Cylindrical, Cranberry Glass, Reed & Barton Holder, 11 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Yellow Opalescent, Drape, Cylindrical, Silver Plated Frame, 11 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarSilver Octagonal Footed, 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 JarSilver OctagonalFooted, Pierced Cover, Charles Adam, c.1719, 7 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleYellow Opalescent, Drape, Cylindrical, Silver Plated Frame, 11 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleSnowflake Pattern, Cylindrical, Cranberry Glass, Reed & Barton Holder, 11 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price


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