antique black forest novelty table vesta match striker c1890 monkey

Antique Black Forest Novelty Table Vesta / Match Striker c.1890 - Monkey



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A rare and very fine hand-carved novelty match strike / table vesta in the form of a charming Monkey sporting his two glass eyes.
He holds a removable cast brass match strike to hold matches (we are unable to ship matches - display only) with the textured exterior having been used for non-safety matches to be struck. He sports his original brass hat with tassle.
Dating to the late Victorian era, it remains in superb condition with a fabulous patina. c.1890. 3 1/4" wide x 4 1/4" deep x 7 3/4" tall.
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Height = 19.7 cm (8")
Width = 8.3 cm (3")
Depth = 10.8 cm (4")

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