A ball and stick Eastlake design with a quilted cranberry glass jar that was made for serving pickles on the Victorian dinner table.
The skirt of the frame has a series of ribs and the round base is shallow. The tongs have chicken feet to grab the pickles. The jar is a cranberry glass with a blown into mold quilted pattern. There is an elaborate lid has a flame like flourish for the finial and a repousse design of floral fans. It the jar snugly.
The impressed mark on the base reads, “WHITE HARD METAL QUADRUPLEPLATE” . This circles the company name of STANDARD SILVERWARE CO. BOSTON and the production number 60.
11 ¾” (29.8 cm) tall x 5 ½” (14.0 cm) wide x 4 1/8” (10.5 cm) diameter. Weighs 1 lb 9.4 oz (720 g)
The frame and lid shows wear to the silver, still has some shine. The jar has no breaks, chips, or cracks. There are some color loss in spots on the base of the jar from manufacture. The rim of the base on the frame has a very small dent or rough spot. It does not show and the frame rests flat on a surface. The pickle caster ensemble is bright and appealing.
A great pickle caster to have window light shine through reflecting that nice warm cranberry glow.