I have on offer a superb collectable brass vesta and match striker. The front of the vesta depicts three semi naked ladies dancing. The detail of the image is lovely. The brass has a wonderful patina. The vesta is offered in excellent shape. I will ship worldwide please get in touch for a shipping quote.
For sale is a brass vesta/ match holder. The vesta has a raised image on both sides displaying the devil and a serpent. This unusual piece is offered in great condition. I will ship worldwide please get in touch for a quote.
This is a fabulous Porcelain match holder with striker. This unusual piece features an old Japanese wise man sat with a basket behind him, in front of him he is holding a ridged board which can be used to strike a match. There is delicately hand painted detail. This piece is offered with no chips or scratches.
Dimensions: 9cm x 6cm
The history of the match holder starts in the 19th century. When matches were invented in 1830, people immediately tried to think of how to transport these “dangerous” things. The first match holders were produced as early as 1835 and were made of wood; later iron and other materials were used. The simple match holders were made for the common people. Only the wealthy could afford expensive match holders.