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Vintage Bronze Rabbit Match Holder

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    Posted 4 years ago

    jscott0363
    (529 items)

    Hello everyone!!
    I won this in an online auction a couple of weeks ago. It's a vintage bronze rabbit match holder. I'm told this is from the late 1800's, but not completely sure of that, though I know match holders were quite common in that period of time. You would have used the side of his basket as the striking point for the matches. It only measures 5 1/4" tall, is nicely detailed and has a wonderful patina.. There are no markings on this to indicate the maker. So, I do not know who the maker of this little match holder was. I ended up getting this for $15, but I've seen them sell for $$$.

    Thanks to all for stopping in for a look!!

    Scott

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    1. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      I love this! I can see it with a bunch of wild flowers in the basket!
    2. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      What a great idea, a bunny with basket match holder - and he's really cute too! Great price for something so rare. From a smoking family (which is one reason I never tried it) I am just curious, will a match light when struck on bronze, or is there carbon or other striking surface somewhere?
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Laura!! He'd look great with a tiny bouquet of flower, perhaps violets. But, he might be a bit small for flowers. He might make a good toothpick holder as well.
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Jenni!!
      Growing up in tobacco and bourbon country, quite a few of my family members used to smoke. But, no one smokes now. I really couldn't truthfully answer your question in regards to striking matches on bronze. Most of these, that I've ever seen, were used for decorative purposes, rather than match holders.
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Laura
      Kyra
      BB2
      Jenni
      Mani
      SEAN
      fortapache
      gargoylecollector
      and
      Ken
      Thank you all for the loves, comments and for stopping in!!
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Roy for the love and for stopping in!!
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thank you T.!! I hope you and your family are doing well during such a tough time in your lives.
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      ho2cultcha
      and
      Judy
      Thank you both for the loves and for stopping by!!!
    9. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Scotty I'm actually fixing the seat twist in my front seats. Common problems for the model. Interior is almost completely out as well. Everything works no rust but the Interior is breaking down. Need to find a donnor car.
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Hopefully, you'll find a everything you need to get your interior back in good shape again Roy.
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Mani, Thank you so much for the love and for stopping by!!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      aura
      and
      Mike
      Thank you both for the loves and for stopping by!!!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Karen, Thank you for the love and for stopping by!!!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks fortapache for the love and for stopping in!!
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Anna, Thanks very much for the love and for stopping by!!
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      SEAN
      and
      Fran
      Thanks so very much for the loves and for stopping in! Always appreciated!!
    17. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 23 days ago
      another favorite! your collection is really amazing! do you stage them together sometimes?

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