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aghcollect's loves287 of 45541From England? Bone China roughly around 100+ years oldKRALIK (? ) OPAL SNAKE VASE
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    Posted 4 years ago

    vetraio50
    (712 items)

    A couple of weeks ago I went hunting in a new area north of the city and came across this little grotesque boy at a garage sale. It was an amusing design .... the woman who owned it was not sure of its purpose and for that matter nor was I !!!!

    The open mouth reminded me of some grotesque ash trays that I've always lusted over but never had come across them in the wild. But the shape of this one suggested something other than an ash-tray ... how would you clean it?

    The condition is very good. Not a chip anywhere. The enamel crisp and clean.

    Tooth pick holder?
    Match holder? (No striker on this one.)
    Or is it for hat pins?
    A pastille burner?

    Still not sure.

    On the back are impressed digits 7207.

    I suspect it is an unmarked example by Schäfer & Vater. Thuringia, Germany .... Volkstedt. The firm was created by Gustav Schaefer and Guenther Vater in 1890. High quality porcelain .... rich with kaolin that produced a product with a velvety texture and very fine grain. The firm finally closed in 1962.

    I wonder what it would look like with matches?

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    Comments

    1. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 4 years ago
      Odd ...
    2. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 4 years ago
      It has that Howdy Doody puppet vibe ...
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks EYE4BEAUTY !!!!!
    4. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 4 years ago
      Captivating facial expression ... Strike the match in his eye ?
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      I'll have a look ....

      I see what you mean about Scooby Doo ... in Australia we missed him.
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      I had another look at the cap .... Perhaps that was the striking surface ??
    7. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 4 years ago
      Howdy Doody ... Before my childhood, but a popular puppet character in the mid 1950s ?
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      But no freckles !!!!!
      Mind you the neck scarf is there .... But different too.

      It seems the German company did export to the U.S. Sears Roebuck & Company after 1910.
    9. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 4 years ago
      Match holders were before me also ... Would these be put out at a party ?
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      I suppose so. In a den, bar ... On the net you see some with matches out of their heads that are really bizarre. I'll have to buy a pack of matches and see what he looks like, LOL !!!!!

      Many thanks GEODEGEM & MIKELV too !!!!!!!!
    11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      I love it and im jealous!!!
    12. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
      Simon's Uncle with beehive on head! Funerally handsome man! Hey Teacher, is funerally a word!???





















    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks DON, RADEGRUNDER, ANTIQUEROSE, AGHCOLLECT, MANIKIN, VIOLETORANGE, BLUNDERBUSS & SEAN too !!!!!!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Funereally ????
    15. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      it is very fun!!!!
    16. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
      Funerally handsome! Simon Sez! Let's contacy Webster's for new word!!!!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Hi Don, I think it's there already !!!!

      Many thanks KAREN & RICK for the Loves and to SEAN & DON for the kind comments.
    18. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
      MEANS! How well they fix you up for showing!! After DEATH!!!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Yeah .... Botox for the Box !!!!!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME & TONINO too !!!!!!!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA !!!!!!!!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks MIKELV !!!!!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks KYRATANGO !!!!!!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks KIVATINITZ !!!!!!
    25. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      Adore Schaffer and Vater, perhaps done with an old mold of them by a small company. Probably it is an exhibito for a shop like the publicity heads of Geniol here in Argentina http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-570055020-antigua-y-muy-rara-cabeza-geniol-_JM
      http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-577375159-carteles-antiguos-de-chapa-20x30cm-publicidad-geniol-va-001-_JM
    26. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 4 years ago
      I am clicking love for the intrigue ...
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks EYE4BEAUTY & KIVATINITY !!!!

      KIVATINITZ you've got the idea !!!!
      Really great link thanks !!!!

      This one is fun !!!
      http://www.icollector.com/Schafer-Vater-German-Match-Holder-Scratch-my-Beard_i10105781
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      This one too ...
      https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/7a/71/a8/7a71a8a9f2a638e33f65ab9d83f0a593.jpg
    29. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/33346628_2-unmarked-schafer-and-vater-figural-hatpin-holders

      here they say it is a hatpinholder
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Thanks .... I saw that one .... It might well be used as a hat pinholes but in my opinion hat pins should be protected more with a cushion.
    31. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      I agree with you Kevin. You know my son Ricardo collects Caroceros and he has the head of a black man in blue ceramicwith holes that has place for the sticks and the pits http://cf.collectorsweekly.com/stories/FesTzgvEfejJkmz-3k9THA.jpg,
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Caroceros ??? Got it ... Wax ... Cerillo ???
      Match holders !!!
    33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      I like his collection too !!!!
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks SKLO !!!!!!
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks CAPERKID !!!!!
    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks TREY !!!!!!
    37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME !!!!!!
    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks NORDICMAN !!!!!!!
    39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks INKY !!!!!!
    40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks MCHECONI !!!!!!!
    41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks DEANTEAKS !!!! !!!! !!!!
    42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks THOMAS !!! ! !!!
    43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Happy to oblige !!!
    44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks JSCOTTO !!!!

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