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Matchbox holder Art

Matchbox holder Art

Matchbox holder Art

Matches – a relatively recent invention of mankind, they have replaced the flint about two centuries ago, and about the safety matches was announced only in 1844. Match holders have neither an inventor nor a homeland, as they appeared simultaneously in several countries, in the era before 1900. Matchbox holders were made for the living room, office, bedroom, and kitchen, of course. They were in the form of figures and grandiose compositions. Matchboxes were made of different materials: gold, nickel, silver, brass, aluminum, bronze, iron and even porcelain. Some unique memorable “Match Safes” are a real work of art. In some families, these cute little things are passed as heirlooms. They are popular among connoisseurs and collectors of antiques. Vintage matchbox holders, carrying the spirit of others and passing time, beauty and grace, will always be valued.

Match holder Swan by Zlatoust masters of engraving, Russia

Match holder Swan by Zlatoust masters of engraving, Russia

Matchbox holder Art

Matchbox holder Art

They were simple or costly, wall and pocket. Manufacturers have worked not only for consumption on the domestic market but also for export, mainly – the US and the UK. A well-deserved popularity enjoyed matchboxes for fireplace for big matches made of brass and copper.

Matchbox holder Art

Matchbox holder Art

Troika. Silver matchbox holder. Moscow, the end of 19th century

Troika. Silver matchbox holder. Moscow, the end of 19th century

Victorian era Sterling Silver Match Safe

Victorian era Sterling Silver Match Safe

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox keeper in the form of a boot

Vintage matchbox keeper in the form of a boot

Vintage matchbox safe porcelain composition

Vintage matchbox safe porcelain composition

Matchbox holder figurine

Matchbox holder figurine

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

Rare vintage Porcelain matchbox holder, early XX century

Rare vintage Porcelain matchbox holder, early XX century

Rare vintage Porcelain matchbox holder, early XX century

Rare vintage Porcelain matchbox holder, early XX century

Rare vintage Porcelain matchbox holder, early XX century

Rare vintage Porcelain matchbox holder, early XX century

Vintage matchbox holder

Vintage matchbox holder

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