A pear shaped thumbnail pattern cranberry glass jar that fits the frame perfectly.
The heavy, silver plated metal frame a final shaped like a fruit basket and a simple bead design on the base foot. It has a bird head handle for the chicken feet tongs. The glass jar has been blown into a mold. You can see the mold lines down the sides. The pattern is a depressed round thumb nail design.
An impressed mark on the base reads, “MANHATTAN SILVER PLATE CO.”, “QUADRUPLE”, and the number “350” within a star pattern.
9 3/4” (24.8 cm) tall x 5” (12.7 cm) wide x 4 1/8” (10.5 cm) diameter. Weighs 1 lb 2.7 oz (530 g)
There is an area on each side of the frame near the flange that has a hole and solder. You don’t see the holes when the glass has been inserted and the frame is sturdy. One of the places where the frame was re-soldered has a small gap, but this is not noticeable and doesn’t seem to effect the structural integrity in any way. There are some small scratches from wear near the metal mouth rim. The jar has no cracks, chips, or breaks. There are very small nicks around the mouth rim of the jar from the metal lid. The glass has imperfections of small bubbles. Although there is some wear to the plating it still has a shine.
An unusually shaped jar that will give a nice rosy glow when the light hits it. A nice pickle castor to add to your collection.
Victorian Cranberry Glass Pickle Castor Manhattan Silver Co. Late 19th Century