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Feb
14

Porcelain Japanese Man Showcase Match Holder & Striker

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS PORCELAIN JAPANESE MAN SHOWCASE MATCH HOLDER & STRIKER ON MILLYS MARVELS

 

Porcelain Japanese Man Showcase Match Holder & Striker

Porcelain Japanese Man Showcase Match Holder & Striker

 

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.

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS PORCELAIN JAPANESE MAN SHOWCASE MATCH HOLDER & STRIKER ON MILLYS MARVELS

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