Pyrogen Match Strike Porcelain - Maison DuPré
This unique pyrogen is a reproduction of those found throughout France in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. A beautiful way to store matches and strike candles during dinner parties or your candles on your mantle.
At that time, it was common to see a matchplayer sitting on a bistro table or bar. Strikes had three purposes. First, the upper cylindrical container was used to hold the matches. Second, the striated surface on the side (or base) was used to strike and light the match. Finally, the striker was used as an advertising medium. Many companies used such items to promote their products, and were usually provided free of charge at the bar.
Requires "light everywhere" matches.
- Measures approx 8.5cm tall, the base 9.8cm diameter
- Supplied with a small box of "light everywhere" matches
- Made of porcelain
- Hand-painted lines and accents
- Presented boxed