Cruet & Caster Photos

Antique cruet & caster sets (often miswritten castor sets) in the collections of various museums & museum houses. Cruet sets were popular in Victorian times to hold oils, vinegars & other condiments usually in cut glass bottles which rested on revolving stands.

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Cruet set from George Washington's Mt. Vernon at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Glass oil & vinegar cruet set at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.Early-American cruet set at Gardner Pingree House. Salem, MA.Wooden stand for cruet set at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.
Cruet set from George Washington's Mt. Vernon at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Glass oil & vinegar cruet set at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.Early-American cruet set at Gardner Pingree House. Salem, MA.Wooden stand for cruet set at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.
Wood & glass cruet stand at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT.Early American caster set at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Mold-blown ribbed caster set by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Glass & pewter caster set by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., Sandwich, MA at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.
Wood & glass cruet stand at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT.Early American caster set (1815-35) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Mold-blown ribbed caster set (c1825-35) by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Glass & pewter caster set (1825-30) by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., Sandwich, MA at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.
Caster or cruet stand from England with seven bottles at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.Cruet set with seven glass bottles at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Silverplated caster frame & 6 bottles by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. of Wallingford, CT at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Cruet set at Campbell House Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Caster or cruet stand (1810-20) from England with seven bottles at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.Cruet set with seven glass bottles at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Silverplated caster frame & 6 bottles (1875-95) by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. of Wallingford, CT at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Cruet set at Campbell House Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Cruet set by Paul Storr from London at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Creamware cruet set by Josiah Wedgwood of Staffordshire, England at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.Caster set at Pardee Home Museum. Oakland, CA.Ceramic sugar caster & mustard pot at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Cruet set (1800-1) by Paul Storr from London at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Creamware cruet set (1785-1800) by Josiah Wedgwood of Staffordshire, England at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.Caster set at Pardee Home Museum. Oakland, CA.Ceramic sugar caster & mustard pot (1790-1810) at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Silver cruet stand by Samuel Wells of London at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Silver & cut glass condiment caddy by Samuel Wood of London at Honolulu Academy of Arts. Honolulu, HI.Cruet stand by Samuel Wood of London at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Silver cruet stand by Alexander Johnson of London, England at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.
Silver cruet stand (1764) by Samuel Wells of London at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Silver & cut glass condiment caddy (1759-60) by Samuel Wood of London at Honolulu Academy of Arts. Honolulu, HI.Cruet stand (1760) by Samuel Wood of London at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Silver cruet stand (1763-4) by Alexander Johnson of London, England at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.
Silver cruet stand of Warwick type with coat of arms by William Townsend of Dublin at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Cruet set on octagonal stand at Historical Glass Museum. Redlands, CA.Cruet sets & platter in dining room of Copper King Mansion. Butte, MT.Cruet set in front room of Lithuanian family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.
Silver cruet stand of Warwick type with coat of arms (c1750) by William Townsend of Dublin at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Cruet set on octagonal stand at Historical Glass Museum. Redlands, CA.Cruet sets & platter in dining room of Copper King Mansion. Butte, MT.Cruet set in front room of Lithuanian family (Rogarshevsky Apartment 1901) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.
Cruet set at Edison Birthplace Museum. Milan, OH.Cruet stand at The James Thurber House. Columbus, OH.Cruet stand in breakfast room at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.Pitcher & goblet set with cruet at Saskatchewan Government House. Regina, SK.
Cruet set at Edison Birthplace Museum. Milan, OH.Cruet stand at The James Thurber House. Columbus, OH.Cruet stand in breakfast room at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.Pitcher & goblet set with cruet at Saskatchewan Government House. Regina, SK.
Cruet set on sideboard in dining room of Hunter House museum. Norfolk, VA.Antique silver cruet set at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Cruet set at Historical Glass Museum. Redlands, CA.Cruet at Lewis-Bingham-Waggoner House. Independence, MO.
Cruet set on sideboard in dining room of Hunter House museum. Norfolk, VA.Antique silver cruet set at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Cruet set at Historical Glass Museum. Redlands, CA.Cruet at Lewis-Bingham-Waggoner House. Independence, MO.
Caster set by Pairpoint Manuf. Co. of New Bedford, MA at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS.Cruet stand at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Cruet at McAllister House Museum. Colorado Springs, CO.Cruet set at Orchard House at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.
Caster set (c1880) by Pairpoint Manuf. Co. of New Bedford, MA at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS.Cruet stand at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Cruet at McAllister House Museum. Colorado Springs, CO.Cruet set at Orchard House at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.
Caster set at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Silver caster stand by William Gale & Son of New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver cruet stand with bell to call servants by Roswell Gleason & Sons at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Cruet set in Chambers Home at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.
Caster set at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Silver caster stand (1862) by William Gale & Son of New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver cruet stand with bell to call servants (c1851-71) by Roswell Gleason & Sons at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Cruet set in Chambers Home at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.
Alcott's Cruet stands in dining room at Orchard House. Concord, MA.Sideboard with cruet & other silverware at McAllister House Museum. Colorado Springs, CO.Cruet on sideboard at Miramont Castle. Manitou Springs, CO.Caster set in birthplace house at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.
Alcott's Cruet stands in dining room at Orchard House. Concord, MA.Sideboard with cruet & other silverware at McAllister House Museum. Colorado Springs, CO.Cruet on sideboard at Miramont Castle. Manitou Springs, CO.Caster set in birthplace house at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.
Pantry with caster set & spice boxes in Coolidge Homestead at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.Ruby glass cruet set at Pioneer Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Cruet set in Breustedt kitchen at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.Cruet set at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Pantry with caster set & spice boxes in Coolidge Homestead at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.Ruby glass cruet set at Pioneer Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Cruet set in Breustedt kitchen at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.Cruet set at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Cruet set at O. Henry Museum. Austin, TX.Caster set by Barbour Bros. Co. of Hartford plus silver fish spoon from Meriden & cake server from Hartford at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.American caster set with silver-plated frame at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.American pressed glass New England Pineapple pattern tableware including cruet set at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Cruet set at O. Henry Museum. Austin, TX.Caster set (c1895) by Barbour Bros. Co. of Hartford plus silver fish spoon (c1900) from Meriden & cake server (1847) from Hartford at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.American caster set with silver-plated frame (1850-70) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.American pressed glass New England Pineapple pattern tableware including cruet set (1850-75) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Burmese caster set by Mt. Washington Glass Co. of New Bedford, MA at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Cruet caster set in Yates House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Cruet set in San Felipe Cottage at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Caster set of cruets at Fort House. Waco, TX.
Burmese caster set (1885-95) by Mt. Washington Glass Co. of New Bedford, MA at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Cruet caster set in Yates House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Cruet set in San Felipe Cottage at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Caster set of cruets at Fort House. Waco, TX.
Caster set at East Terrace House. Waco, TX.Caster with cruets at Billings Farm & Museum. Woodstock, VT.Cruet set & pitcher at Billings Farm & Museum. Woodstock, VT.Cruet set in Bell House at Pioneer Farms. Austin, TX.
Caster set at East Terrace House. Waco, TX.Caster with cruets at Billings Farm & Museum. Woodstock, VT.Cruet set & pitcher at Billings Farm & Museum. Woodstock, VT.Cruet set in Bell House at Pioneer Farms. Austin, TX.
Kitchen pantry in Frederick Jourdan cabin at Pioneer Farms. Austin, TX.Three bottle caster set with toothpick holder in daisy & button + blockade patterns at Historical Glass Museum. Redlands, CA.Glass cruet set at Gonzales Historical Memorial. Gonzales, TX.Magic caster in closed position by Roswell Gleason & Sons at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Kitchen pantry in Frederick Jourdan cabin at Pioneer Farms. Austin, TX.Three bottle caster set with toothpick holder in daisy & button + blockade patterns (1864-1900) at Historical Glass Museum. Redlands, CA.Glass cruet set at Gonzales Historical Memorial. Gonzales, TX.Magic caster in closed position (c1857-71) by Roswell Gleason & Sons at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Silver automatic opening caster set at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Magic caster in open position by Roswell Gleason & Sons at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Magic Dinner Caster wherein turning a knob reveals condiment bottles by Roswell Gleason & Sons of Dorchester, MA at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Magic Dinner Caster wherein turning a knob reveals condiment bottles by Roswell Gleason & Sons of Dorchester, MA at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Silver automatic opening caster set at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Magic caster in open position (c1857-71) by Roswell Gleason & Sons at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Magic Dinner Caster (c1860) wherein turning a knob reveals condiment bottles by Roswell Gleason & Sons of Dorchester, MA at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Magic Dinner Caster (c1856) wherein turning a knob reveals condiment bottles by Roswell Gleason & Sons of Dorchester, MA at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
President Lincoln mourning drape pressed glass cruet by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Canaria glass condiment set by Pairpoint at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Silver pickle jar in Chambers Home at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.Silver & ruby glass pickle jar at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.
President Lincoln mourning drape pressed glass cruet (1865-75) by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Canaria glass condiment set by Pairpoint (1915-25) at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Silver pickle jar in Chambers Home at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.Silver & ruby glass pickle jar at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.
Pickle caster & basket by George Duncan & Sons of Pittsburgh & Tilting Water Set by William Zimmer of Bellaire, OH at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Silver pickle cruet & cracker jar in Yates House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Silver wine decanter set with cups & colored cut glass bottles at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Colored cut glass wine decanter set at Lightner Museum. St Augustine, FL.
Pickle caster & basket (1881-91) by George Duncan & Sons of Pittsburgh & Tilting Water Set (1883-90) by William Zimmer of Bellaire, OH at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Silver pickle cruet & cracker jar in Yates House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Silver wine decanter set with cups & colored cut glass bottles at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Colored cut glass wine decanter set at Lightner Museum. St Augustine, FL.
Silver wine decanter stand in Egyptian-revival style attrib. George Wilkinson of Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Venetian blown glass cruet & plate at Toledo Glass Pavilion. Toledo, OH.Italian cruet for oil & vinegar by Medici Porcelain Manuf. at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Porcelain centerpiece with oil or vinegar cruets modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler for Meissen Porcelain Manufactory of Germany at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Silver wine decanter stand in Egyptian-revival style (1873) attrib. George Wilkinson of Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Venetian blown glass cruet & plate (17th C) at Toledo Glass Pavilion. Toledo, OH.Italian cruet for oil & vinegar (1575-87) by Medici Porcelain Manuf. at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Porcelain centerpiece with oil or vinegar cruets (c1737) modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler for Meissen Porcelain Manufactory of Germany at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Altar cruets from France at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Cut glass cruet on silver stand by Lucien Bonvallet of Maison Cardeilhac of Paris at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Cruette set at Davis House Museum. San Diego, CA.Blue glass cruets at Historical Glass Museum. Redlands, CA.
Altar cruets (late 19th C) from France at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Cut glass cruet on silver stand (1894-9) by Lucien Bonvallet of Maison Cardeilhac of Paris at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Cruette set at Davis House Museum. San Diego, CA.Blue glass cruets at Historical Glass Museum. Redlands, CA.
Red trimmed glass cruets at Historical Glass Museum. Redlands, CA.Yellow pressed glass cruet with fist stopper from Pittsburgh, PA & blue pressed glass cruet set by Bellaire Goblet Co. of Bellaire, OH at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.Silver caster by Paul Revere I at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Silver casters attrib. Jacob Hurd of Boston, MA at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Red trimmed glass cruets at Historical Glass Museum. Redlands, CA.Yellow pressed glass cruet with fist stopper (1880-1900) from Pittsburgh, PA & blue pressed glass cruet set (1890-1900) by Bellaire Goblet Co. of Bellaire, OH at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.Silver caster (1740-55) by Paul Revere I at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Silver casters (1740-50) attrib. Jacob Hurd of Boston, MA at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.

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