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Advertising Stoneware Matchstriker MS57
Advertising Stoneware Matchstriker MS57
Original, quality late 19th century green glazed stoneware matchstriker with a saucer base to take the spent matches and a top facility to hold the matches upright with a striking outside surface. Most of all, this example has an applied glazed slab impressed for "William Gibson Glass & China Merchant Ashton-Under-Lyne". The underside is impressed "Leadless Glaze" and for the manufacturer "Lovatt Langley Mill England". All is complete and in good and working order.

3" tall.

4.25" diam.

 
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Price: 156.00


Doulton Silver Mounted Matchstriker MS56
Original, quality 1920's spherical shaped Doulton stoneware matchstriker with a motto to the front "shew us a light", some applied ceramic decoration and a silver rim to the top. The underside is impressed "3051" and for the maker "Doulton Lambeth England". One minor dent to the hallmarked rim, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

1.75" tall x 2.5" diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Doulton Silver Mounted Matchstriker MS56



Lincoln Imp Brass Matchstriker MS53
Lincoln Imp Brass Matchstriker MS53
Original, quality late 19th century heavy cast brass match holder / striker in the detailed form of "The Lincoln Imp" leaning against a fence. The underside is impressed "Lincoln Imp". This item was originally nickel plated, with only a little plating still visible. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

5.5" tall x 5.25" wide x 5" front to back.

 
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Price: 230.00


Brass Milk Churn Matchstriker MS50
Original, quality 1920's miniature brass milk churn with a shallow interior, fashioned into a match holder and striker. This super example has a ribbed striking plate to the front and a pair of side handles. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3.5" tall x base 2.75".

Widest 3.25" including handles.

 
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Price: 65.00


Brass Milk Churn Matchstriker MS50



Apollinaris Ceramic Match Striker MS45
Apollinaris Ceramic Match Striker MS45
Original, quality 1920s glazed ceramic match striker as seen on the pub and shop counters and used with red tipped matches. This example is advertising "Apollinaris" mineral waters and is bright with black text on white with green trims. Detailed to the underside for the manufacturer "E.P. Co. Stoke on Trent England". One chip to the top rim otherwise complete and in good and working order.

3.5" tall x 4.75" base diameter.

 
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Price: 65.00


Stones Ginger Wine Match Striker MS44
Original, quality late 19th century circular stoneware bar / countertop matchstriker in a white glazed finish with black text advertising "Stone's Ginger Wine". The underside is printed with a logo of a "Stone Ginger Wine" barrel and "Proprietors, The Finsbury Distillery Co". No chips or cracks and complete and in good order.

4" diam x 1.75" tall.

 
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Price: 135.00


Stones Ginger Wine Match Striker MS44



Tigars Mineral Water Matchstriker MS37
Tigars Mineral Water Matchstriker MS37
Original, quality 1920's decorated and glazed stoneware matchstriker with a colourful decoration to the lower half and a top section for striking the matches. The body is detailed for "R.E. Tigar's Mineral Water". One chip to the lower rim and other minor chips to the top match section, otherwise complete and in good and working order.

3.5" tall.

3.75" base.

 
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Price: 65.00


Match Striker 'Rudyard Kipling' MS35
Original, quality late 19th century spherical shaped ceramic match holder / striker with a sepia cameo picture of a Boar War Soldier inscribed "A Gentleman in Khaki" to the front and a poem signed Rudyard Kipling entitled "The Absent Minded Beggar" to the reverse. The underside is detailed for the manufacturer "Maclntyre Burslem England". Complete and in good order.

3" tall x 4" diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Match Striker 'Rudyard Kipling' MS35



Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Vesta Case VC8
Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Vesta Case VC8
Original, quality bronze vesta case manufacturer for Huntley & Palmers circa 1890, by Schutz of Vienna, as a promotional item. This is in the form of the Huntley & Palmers 'Albert' biscuit and was originally covered in biscuit coloured paint. Impressed to the front, as in the biscuit 'Huntley & Palmers Albert' and to the reverse "Made in Vienna". Complete and in good and working order.

2" diam x 0.25".

 
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Price: 165.00

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