THE POPULARITY OF REPRODUCTION PICKLE CASTORS The high cost of many antiques make reproductions desirable. That is the case for newly produced Victorian Style Pickle Castors and the reason so many folks are seeking them.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - I’d like to say a word in defense of reproduction Victorian Style Pickle Castors––as well as other new products that are finding their way into our marketplace. Picture shown is a Victorian Style Pickle Castor in Blue Opalescent, Fern and Daisy Pattern and is like its Victorian counterpart in every way––except it’s age. It is a real beauty and as popular among collectors as the antique version.
Though many folks simply don’t like reproductions, regardless of what they are or how they’re made, these products DO have a place in the collector’s world. Many antiques are quite simply out of the price range of a lot of folks. If they truly like the style and workmanship of a particular antique item, but it is way out of their budget, they can turn to the reproduction. After all, many reproductions are made from the exact mould of the original just as are the Pickle Castors available at http://www.tias.com/stores/scarlettdreams that are made by Fenton or from the old L G Wright moulds.
Pickle Castors were used by upper and middle class Victorians. They were fancy silverplate and glass serving pieces used on the dinner table to hold pickles or other pickled vegetables. A silverplated tong hung from a hook on the side of the castor. Pickle Castors were as commonplace in the well-to-do Victorian household as the salt and pepper shaker.
There is a perfectly legitimate market for reproductions. If you are strictly an antique hound, then I applaud your perseverance. Seek out that specific antique, buy ‘em and collect ‘em. However, for a vast majority, the price of an antique Pickle Castor can run as much as $500 and up, thereby, putting them out of reach to many collectors. Enter the reproduction. Like it or not, many of these new lovelies––especially the ones produced from the old moulds––are, in fact, destined to be the heirlooms of tomorrow. Their reasonable prices allow many more people to enjoy, use or collect these replicas of yesterday.
So, of course, there’s a place in today's marketing world for reproductions. Many of them have the same elements and beauty as their earlier cousins. What they lack is age. And like we humans––that will come in time. Reproductions today––heirlooms of tomorrow. It’s a fact.
Reminiscent of Victorian days, these are fabulous items to display, collect or use on your own dining room table. We have many styles, patterns, and colors of Pickle Castors available
for sale at http://www.tias.com/stores/scarlettdreams.