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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 Satin, Blue, Footed, Tongs, Reed & Barton, Plated Frame, c.1890, 11 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Silver & Blue, Silver Plate, 19th Century, 12 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Victorian, Cranberry, Thumbprint, Silver Plated Frame, 10 1/2 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Apple Blossom Mold, Blue Opalescent, Daisy, Fern, Northwood2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry, Diamond Quilted, Silver Frame2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry, Inverted Thumbprint, Silver Frame2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry, Thumbprint, Toronto Silver Plated Holder, c.1870, 11 1/2 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry Flowers, Silver Frame, Tongs, Cover, Victorian2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry Glass, Diamond Quilted, Aurora Frame2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry Glass, Gold Enameled Flowers, Silver Plate Frame, c.1900, 10 1/2 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry Glass, Inverted Thumbprint, Enameled Flowers, Bird Finial, Tongs, 11 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry Opalescent Swirl, Cover, Curly Hair, 1880, 11 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry Opalescent Swirl, Electro-Plate Frame, Cover, Tongs, 1880, 11 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Paneled Button, Meriden, Frame.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Quilted Case, Pink, Silver Frame, Tongs, Aurora Mfg. Co., 11 1/4 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Quilted Cased Glass, Pink, Tongs, Silver Plated Frame, Aurora Mfg., 11 1/4 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Seaweed Pattern, Opalescent, Hobbs, Brockunier, Rockford Silverplate Co., Frame,2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Vaseline, Meriden, Silver-Plated, Frame, 4-Footed, Flowers, Tongs, 13 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Clarissa, Square Base & Handle, 9 In. 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Coin Spot, Amberina, Ribbed, Leaf-Embossed Frame, Tongs, Meriden, 9 1/4 In. 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Coin Spot, Blue, Multicolored Enameled Flowers, Squat, Frame, Roger Bros., 9 In. 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Coin Spot, Cranberry, Cylindrical, Embossed Metal Frame, Tongs, 12 1/2 In.2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Coin Spot, Cranberry, Squat, Silver Plated Frame, 4-Footed, c.1900, 12 In. 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry, Enameled Flowers, 4 Griffins, Rose Garden, Embossed Frame, Tufts, 12 1/2 In. 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Castor JarPickle Cranberry, Optic Ribbed, Flowers, Silver Plated Frame, Tongs, Knickerbocker, 11 In. 2008Login / Create Account for Price


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