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    Posted 6 years ago

    MatthiasBr…
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    Any info on this item would be appreciated. I absolutely love it, it might have something to do with me being a leo...LOL.

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    1. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      Any marks? I see the lighter is a "Silver Match". Some of those animal figural table lighters are made by some pretty famous makers. Can you take the lighter out and look for marks? And reorient your pictures. Add two more pics!
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      I didn't find any lion table lighters by Silver Match. No marks on the lion anywhere?
    3. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      I found one very similar (exact, but it was shiny) on Google search on Etsy, but it was sold. I hate that Etsy images stay on Google, but the sold item does not remain on Etsy!
    4. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      Here it is!

      https://www.etsy.com/listing/212412458/vintage-lion-table-lighter
    5. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      The Etsy one is from Japan, marked GAS (?) with a different type lighter in it. To me, it looks like a Reproduction of THIS one Matthias posted. THIS one has more detail.
    6. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      The oneonEtsy is Pot Metal, you can tell on the broken tail part. The hole in his mouth would be if the head is hollow, it would be to vent it while being cast. I don't think the flame came out the mouth. HERS is marked JAPAN on the lighter part, NOT the lion itself.
    7. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      Looks like the tail is broken off this one, too.
    8. MatthiasBreyer, 6 years ago
      Great feedback! Best believe the first source I used to get some type of info was the internet, however as you have seen no real results. I also searched through some of my antique books and used the libraries resources. I can't find anything on this item. There is no maker mark and it doesn't look factory made--casted maybe, but most definitely refined after. I love it, but it has me perplexed.

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