An exquisite rare Victorian pickle castor that dates to 1870. The castor frame is marked Meriden B Quadruple Plate. This company produced lovely silver items for the table and home until the year 1898. Their designs and items are highly sought after by silver collectors and collectors of Victorian Aesthetic movement items.
The silver frame is highly detailed and features an elaborate design with a cherub, dainty bird and bird's nest.
The tongs are equally elaborate and the tines are made to resemble a birds foot.
The glass jar is 100% flawless and clear. The jar lid is highly detailed and in excellent condition.
There is minimal plate loss conisitent with the age of the set. Overall excellent condition for such an old Victorian era item.
This would be a stunning piece for the Victorian, shabby chic or romantic style dining room.
****Please note this set has not been polished. I will leave that up to the new owner. It is generally suggested to not over-polish vintage & antique silver as this negates some of its value and can cause further plate loss.****
I have only seen one other castor set like this one and it brought nearly 400.00 at auction!
Shipping will be 12.00 USPS Priority Mail. Shipping insurance is included.
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