rare vintage french playing card suits match striker
In late 19th and 20th century Europe it was common to see a match strike sitting on a bistro table or bar. They served three purposes: the hollowed-out top was used to store matches, the side or base was uses to ignite the match, and the piece often served as an advertising venue. This porcelain strike was sourced from a brocante in Marseille. It features a playing card suit on each side: heart, diamond, spade, and club; an exquisite and rare fine!
Dimensions: 3.25" x 3.25" x 3" h