Pickle castors and tongs were probably first used on Victorian tables. The attendant tongs were always available for retrieving the pickle. These castors usually consisted of a silver plate frame and tongs or a fork with glass inserts and were used to display and serve small pickles.
This elegant Victorian castor above, circa 1880, was produced by the Pairpoint Manufacturing Company in New Bedford, Massachusetts. I love the circular base and arched top!
Pickle castors with colored glass or rare pressed glass patterns are scarce and consequently, more expensive. But wouldn’t they add a nice bit of color to your luncheon table!
And don’t forget my yummy lime pickles recipe from The Collected Tabletop to fill your antique pickle castor! That recipe can be found HERE.