Pheasant Lighting Stick Holder
Austria: c. 1920s to 1930s

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Pheasant Lighting Stick Holder
Austria: c. 1920s to 1930s
Cold painted white metal
8 inches high, 12 inches long
Provenance: An Austrian tobacco museum
Sold, please inquire as to the availability of similar items.

Naturalistic hand-painted metal figurine of a striding pheasant, beside a tree stump with a hole in the top to store lighting sticks. Long rectangular molded base shows the contours of the ground in high relief, an unusual feature. Lighting sticks are long wooden matchsticks without the sulfur match head, used for lighting candles, fireplaces and so forth. This holder seems originally intended for cigar or pipe smokers. The underside of the base is surfaced in felt. Good for desk in library.


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