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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 JarPickleRed, Buttons & Bows, Silver Metal Stand, Tongs, 4-Footed, 13 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleStepped Diamond Point, Boston & Sandwich Glass Co.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleStork, Tongs, Meriden2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleStrawberry, Fan2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleTongs, Adelphi Silverplate Co.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleTongs, Fork Holders2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleVaseline Diamond, Wilcox Silver Plated Frame, Mechanical, 12 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleWaffle, Button, Pickle Shaped Frame, Fork, Rogers, Smith & Co.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleZipper Insert, Tongs2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickleZipper, Tongs2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle 2 Clear Inserts, Meriden Silver Plated Holder, 10 3/4 x 8 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle 2 Jars, Flowers, c.1875, Lidded, 11 1/4 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Amber, Silver Plate, 19th Century, 11 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Bristol Glass, Silver Plate, 19th Century, 11 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Clear, Embossed Swan, Aurora Silver Plated Frame, 10 1/2 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Clear, Engraved Insert, Silver Plated Base, 11 1/4 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry, Coin Spot, Enameled Flowers, Palm Leaf, Meriden, Silver Plated Frame, 12 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry, Coin Spot, Silver Plated Frame, 10 1/2 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry, Opalescent, Hobnail, Silver Plated Stand, 10 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry, Thumbprint, Silver Plated Frame,2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry, Thumbprint, Silver Plated Frame, Hartford, 8 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry, Silver Plate, Tongs, 19th Century, 11 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Pink Glass Insert, Tongs, Frame, Rockford Silver Co., c.1890, 11 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Pressed Glass, Victorian, Silver Plated Frame, 11 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Ruby, Ornate, Silver Plated Frame, Victorian, 12 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price


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