American Aesthetic Movement, Anglo-Japanesque style pickle castor in silver-plate and finely etched glass. This castor is an Aesthetic collector's dream with a glass insert covered in cranes, palm trees, flowers and leaves The silver-plate stand has a large removable chrysanthemum on each side, smaller floral detail above each ball foot and a "fleur di leis" type of flower on the opposite sides. Each side of the castor frame has a holder, one for fancy tongs (hands with chrysanthemums on the side, probably original) the other for a fork (not original). The jar cover has a fancy finial and monogram and is slightly out of round but fits well. . Signed "Meriden Silver-plate Co.". No breaks, repairs or dents. The silver-plate appears to be in fine condition, we polished it lightly so that the detail could be photographed. The only area of wear is around the monogram.. 4 3/4 " wide x 4 3/4" deep x 12 1/4" tall.
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