Pickling was a popular way to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables for later consumption.  Victorians used a number of dishes to serve their preserved food and relishes.     
        Relish, back then, depending on the ingredients, might have been called piccalilli, chow-chow, or chutney, but they all had the same job to do.  They were condiments served with food to enhance the flavor.  And especially in the days before refrigeration, enhancing the flavor was sometimes a big job.  But lets not talk about that.....
      Far and away, most EAPG dishes to hold such flavor enhancers, as well as preserved fruits & veggies were oblong, shallow bowls averaging 3-4" wide and 6-8" long.  But Victorians were not above reaching into their imaginations and making relish dishes in odd shapes too.  We have some of those in our Novelties Store.
      These dishes make very nice hostess, special day or bridal gifts because they can be used creatively as nut or candy dishes or as spoon rests by the coffee pot.  See example below.
                                                    

AURORA  aka Diamond Horseshoe by Royal Glass Co. ca. 1901 in chocolate glass. The pattern is on the back.
It is 4 3/4" x 8"  & $95.

(L) ARCHED FLEUR D LIS
5" x 7"  One small outside rim chip. $35

(R) BLACKBERRY
9 /12” x 5 1/4”
$38

BALTIMORE PEAR aka Gypsy 4" x 8 1/4"
No damage $45
2 have small damage,
$34 each
BARLEY aka Indian Tree
5" x 7" $35

BEADED BAND $34
These are BOTTLE shaped "pickle dishes" laid open to serve relish - or candy - or 'your choice'.  They are 8 1/4" long & shown in Sanfords' Novelties book pg 149.
Made by Central Glass Co. ca. 1889. $65 each.

BASKETWEAVE
left 4 1/2" x 9" $38

BEADED TULIP
9 1/2" x 6 1/2" chips on 3 top points; hard to see. $42

BEADED GRAPE aka California 4" x 7"
L. no gold $45
R. w/good gold decor  $45
BROKEN COLUMN aka Rattan
5 1/2" x 11" $75
CAROLINA
8 1/4" x 4 1/2"
2 top rim beads have tiny nics & 2 very minor flakes. $28
CRYSTAL WEDDING
(L) 4" X 7 1/2"**SOLD**

BEADED SWIRL & DISC (R) 4 3/4" X 9" $28
BEADED MEDALLION
8 1/2’ X 4” x 1 3/4” high
$55

DOYLE'S SHELL aka Cube w/ Fan  shallow flake on edge $54
CARNATION This is large enough to be a celery tray. 5" x 11"
$38

CURTAIN TIEBACK originally named Adams #155, made by Adams & Co. ca. 1880s.  It is 4" x 7". $35

CUPID'S HUNT
5” x 10”; have many photos if interested.  $58

BUCKLE W/ STAR aka Orient.9 3/4"  long $26

CABBAGE ROSE 7 1/2" x 5"   Rose bouquet in base $42
CLEAR CIRCLE aka Horn of Plenty
4 1/2" x 8"  $29

CLEMATIS; Unitt 5 1/4" x 9" Rim dings. $24
COLUMBIAN COIN
4" X 7 1/2"  Repaired
top edge.  $75
CORD DRAPERY aka Greentown #350;
(Left)  6" x 10"  $42
Two others are more folded up 5 1/2" x 9 1/4" $42 each.
and
(Right) 5 1/2" X 9 1/4"  $34
CORD DRAPERY aka Greentown #350 in amber. 
This is an oval relish made by flattening a pickle dish.  It is
6" x 10". **SOLD**
CUT LOG aka Ethol
Left - 5" x 8" $35

(Right) 2 handles; 3 1/2" x 9"; chip seen HERE.  $18
One - small flake under handle $28
 
CHAIN W/ STAR 9 3/4"
long 5" wide.  $38

DEWEY 4.5" x 8.5"
Serpentine $75
CROESUS by Riverside
in scarce clear.  Usual manuf. roughness under
one handle seen HERE.
4" x 9 1/2"  $95
CROESUS in emerald green w/ excellent gold. 
Usual flat manuf. flake under one handle.
4" x 9 1/2" $95
DAHLIA
4.5” x 9” $42
L - Double Pinwheel aka Juno
4 1/2" x 9 1/2" $32

R - DAPHNE Dalzell's #81
5" x 8 1/2"  $38
DEWEY aka Flower Flange
Right -  4 3/4" x 8 1/2" $52

Left - 5 1/2" x 10 1/2" $68
DEWEY aka Flower Flange
vaseline 4 3/4" x 8 1/2"
$52
DIAMOND QUILTED
4 3/4" x 8"
L. true blue .  $35
R. sapphire blue $35
Below L. amethyst $65
L. see above
(Right) DEWDROP IN POINTS 5 1/4" X 10" 
Has 1 top edge flake. $25

DOUBLE VINE / Later Double Vine from the
1870s.  Could also be used
as a spoon rest. 
4 3/4" x 8 3/4". $42
EGYPTIAN omn Sphynx
8 1/2" long x 4 1/2" wide.  Dings on 2 outside edge points. $28.
  
Two of same w/o dings $38

& one that is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
for $42.
L - FEATHER & FINECUT 
4 1/2" x 8 1/2"  $32

R - FEATHER aka Doric
4 1/2" x 8 1/2"  $32
FINECUT, Bryce
Shell shaped $35
FLEUR D LIS & DRAPE
4 1/2" x 10 1/2" $35

FRANCESWARE aka Hobbs #323.  5 1/2" x 8"  $75

GARDEN OF EDEN
5" X 9 1/2" $36
HAWAIIAN LEI aka Gala
Shown 7" long
see bee mark HERE $34
Not shown 4 1/2" x 11 1/4" no bee $28

GARFIELD DRAPE
6" x 9" oval. It has a chip on
the edge seen HERE & a
repair job on one end.
$25
GIBSON GIRL aka Medallion is one of those patterns you might see in a lifetime....
Jeff Evans excepted.  This relish dish is 5" x 8".  Made by the National Glass
Keystone Works ca. 1903.  Those sharp edges are amazingly perfect.
$175
FLAT DIAMOND & SUNBURST
One of the few double EAPG relish dishes. It is 8" x 10" made by Campbell Jones & Co. ca. 1880. See other views HERE & HERE.
$44
HIDALGO aka Frosted Waffle 7 3/4" x 5".
We have 2 @
$28 each

L - GEORGIA aka Peacock Feather 4 1/4" x 8 1/2"
$34

R - IVANHOE
4 1/2" X 8 3/4" $32
IVY IN SNOW aka Forestware 8 x 4 1/2". 
Have 2 @ $38 each

FLORAL OVAL aka Banner by J B Higbee ca. 1909.
5 1/4" x 7" $37

NEW YORK; U S RIB
States' pattern 4" x 7 1/2"
green w/ faint gold. $45
L - KLONDIKE; ENGLISH HOBNAIL CROSS in all clear. One rim flake. $37

R - HORSESHOE aka Good Luck    5 1/8" x 9"
Have 1 no damage $45
Have 1 w/ handle damage seen HERE & HERE $25
LEAFLETS by Central Glass ca. 1870s.    The center has birds in branches of a tree
5" x 9".  See close up photo HERE.  $75
LEAF BRACKET in Chocolate glass shown from the side & the underside.  5" x 11"
$68
L - HOME aka Square in Diamond Bands 4 1/2" x 7"  $25
R - MAPLE LEAF, Var. in amber 5 1/4" x 9" $45
LOCKET ON CHAIN a rare Heisey pattern in an even rarer color... emerald green. Minimal gold. 4 1/2" x 8".
$125


L-    ILLINOIS - pickle tray (#167)   6 1/4" x 8”  $32 
and
R - ILLINOIS pickle tray
(#169)   4" x 7 3/4" $32



L-     ISIS aka Jubilee
8" X 4 1/4"  $38

R-   MAJESTIC relish dish
(#365)       4 1/2" x 7" $38

MARYLAND aka Inverted Loop & Fan
States' pattern
Flake on tip of handle;
4 3/4” x 8 3/4”  $36
MISSOURI aka
Palm & Scroll
States' Pattern
4" x 6 3/4" ; 2 flea bites on top edge.   $35
OPEN WEAVE by Beaver Falls Glass Co. ca. late 1880s.  It is 5 1/4" x 8". 
So Cute! **SOLD**
R - PANELLED DIAMOND POINT FLINT  5" X 7" $56


MOON & STAR aka Palace 4 3/4" x 8 1/2" $38
PANELLED FORGET ME NOT aka Regal 2 handle dings
4 1/2" x 8" $35

PANELS Unknown cobalt blue pattern. **SOLD**
PANELED PALM
Some gold around top.
5" X 7 1/2" $32


PAVONIA or ROANOKE
pattern 4" x 7"  $36
PLAIN pattern w/ engraving $28

PLEAT BAND aka Plain Ware 5" x 9" $42

PLEAT & PANEL aka Derby 5" x 9 1/2" $35

PORTLAND aka
U S Portland 4" x 9"  $34

POINTED JEWELS aka Long Diamond
4 1/2" x 7"
$34
PRESSED LEAF aka NPL
5" x 7"  $36

PRISM COLUMN
5" x 7" $24
PRISCILLA aka Alexis
aka Sun & Star relish or condiment tray.
L - 2 sections - chips on 2 scallop tops $36
R - 7 1/2" square; chips on top edge. 4 sections $35


RICHMOND aka Akron Block
L - 5" x 8" relish dish $34
R - 5 1/2" x 12" celery tray $38

ROSE SPRIG
L - boat shaped 3 1/2" x 8" in Blue $48;
R - in clear $35
ROSE SPRIG
Boat Relish in vaseline.
See pattern Close HERE. $58
L - ROSE SPRIG
rectangular 4 1/8" x 8 1/4" overall   $34

R-RIBBED ELIPSE aka Admiral 4 1/2" x 8 1/4" $28

PANELLED THISTLE
4 1/4 x 8 1/2" $38

SCALLOPED TAPE aka Jewel Band 5 1/2" x 9   $34

SCROLL WITH
FLOWERS aka Modern Ware by McKee
 4" x 9" $36

STARRED SCALLOPED DIAMOND POINT 5" x 9" 
$36
THUMBPRINT
Fostoria's 7 1/2" x 4" $42

L - SHERATON in blue 5" x 6 1/2" $42

QUEEN aka Sunk by
McKee in apple green
5 1/4" x 8" $48

ST. BERNARD;
Fostoria #450
aka Czar.
4 3/4" x 11 1/4"
by Fostoria ca. 1894.
$65

SHOSHONE aka Victor by U S Glass Co. ca. 1890s
Great Gold! 4" x 8"
$34

STAR ROSETTED aka Snowflake 5" x 9 3/4" $35

YOKE & CIRCLE aka Era
5" x 10 1/4" Good HIGbee signature.  $45

STRAWBERRY W/ THUMBPRINT aka Falcon Strawberry . 

10 1/2" X 5 1/4" Have 2 w/ 1 flake on edge.  Each $42

TEXAS aka Loop with Stippled Panels
States Pattern
L - relish 4 3/4" x
8 1/2" **SOLD**
R - olive 4 1/4" x 6"  $38
  THOUSAND EYE aka Daisy aka 3 Knob
4 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Apple Green **SOLD**
Amber **SOLD**
Blue $52
THUMBPRINT, BABY Bakewell, Pears  1850s
FLINT 5" X 8 3/4"
$65
TWO PANEL aka Daisy In The Square
4 1/2" x 9" long
Clear (tiny handle chip) $26 
Amber  $42
VERSAILLES, a milk glass pattern made by Dithridge ca. 1896.  It makes a fine spoon rest too.  8 3/4" long.  $42
VICTORIA Fostoria's #183
4" x 12 1/4"
Leaf shape $65
Have one with chip $45

L - VICTORIA, Fostoria's
Canoe shape; one shallow flake. 8 1/2" long $42

VIKING aka Centennial
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 2" high
one foot beard chip seen HERE. $52

WHITE OAK w/ Acorns
10 1/2" x 4 1/4"
See pattern close up HERE $46
R - VALENCIA WAFFLE
3 3/4" x 7 1/4" **SOLD**
X LOGS aka Prism Arc
L - 4 1/2" x 8 3/4" $35
R - 5 1/2" x 8" x 2" deep
$38

  **SOLD**