Antique Ceramic Match Strike
A good example of a small globular match holder with a solid silver rim. The holder itself is ceramic with a rough finish to enable striking and the hole in the top is to store the matches.
The silver rim is clearly hallmarked for Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings, Chester, 1895.
It is in good condition for its age. There are two small nicks in the body (see photo) but no other major damages. There are some small dents and surface marks on the silver rim and general signs of age and use but nothing detrimental. It has been lightly cleaned and polished and is ready for use.
Approximate Measurements :
Height : 2 1/4" (6cm)
Diameter : 3" (8cm)
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