Vintage French Cafe Porcelain Match Holder with Integrated Striker - French Pyrogene - Vintage Advertising


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Vintage French Cafe Porcelain Match Holder with Integrated Striker - French Pyrogene - Vintage Advertising

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Vintage from the 1930s


porcelain, ironstone, pottery, clay, ceramic

Fresh from the French flea market!

This vintage ironstone match holder or pyrogene is designed to hold kitchen matches, and the ribbed surface of the 'jar' is a striking surface to light the match. It most likely graced the tables at a French cafe, and was an early form of advertising. Fabulous graphics in forest green contrast nicely with the white base. Great to keep near the gas stove, on the smoking porch, or wherever you need a quick light.

Measures 3 3/4 diameter by 3” tall. Marked with 'U've Prudhomme & Froger, Liqueur de l'Abbaye de Monmartre' around the base. Good, used vintage condition with some small chips in the striking surface - see last photo.

I am happy to ship internationally - please convo me for a quote if your country is not listed.

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Vintage items are unique and often have some wear and tear, given their 'used' nature. I make every attempt to accurately describe each item, including any flaws, in the item description. Please contact me with any questions prior to purchase. All items are final sale. However, I do want you to be happy. Please contact me if you're not and we'll work on a solution together.

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