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This listing is for a lovely Victorian Period pickle castor with beautiful turquoise enameled glass jar/insert and elaborate Rogers, Smith & Co. silver plate stand with decorative silver plated pickle tongs included. The stand features an openwork panel at the top with a bird at her nest watched by a Cherub. There are also four flowers decorating the outside of the stand with two at the top and two larger ones at the bottom. Stand has a hook for hanging the pickle tongs which are included. The lid has an embossed decorated band around the outside edge and fancy finial that matches the stand's design. Lid is original to the stand.
The stand is marked with the trademark stamp of Rogers, Smith & Co. with their name and "Quadruple, Meriden CT, 241" on base. This company was in business from 1857-1860 when they became a subsidiary of the Meriden Silver Plate Co. and were absorbed into International in 1898. This trademark stamp was used from 1877 until 1904.
Dimensions: Stand measures 11 3/4" high (to top of handle as shown) and the jar measures 4 1/4" high (without lid) and 3 1/4" in diameter. Weighs 1.9 pounds.
Condition: The silver plated stand, tongs and lid are all in very good Estate condition although there is some wear to the area of the lid that is not decorated and on the wide base of the stand. Although the silver plating polishes nicely, there are some shadows in the areas previously mentioned but no pealing of the silver. The turquoise glass jar/insert is in excellent condition with no damage and no nicks on the upper edge. The jar also fits correctly into the stand and the lid is original to the jar and stand. The enamel painted decoration is good and clear although there is some faint loss to the gilt painted flower stems.
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