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    Posted 2 years ago

    kwqd
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    This pink glass elephant head wall pocket or match holder is about 5" high x 4.5" wide x 3.5" deep. No idea where I got this. I really can't decide if it is a match holder or a wall pocket... I used it to christen my "new" 1883 built home in 1997. There is a built in set of shelves and cabinets when you enter the back door, the closest being a broom closet with a drop down ironing board built into the door. I hung this on an already existing nail near the top of the closet and there it has hung for the last 20+ years until I popped it free to take some photos. No idea who made this, but pretty sure that it is American. Maybe a reproduction, maybe not.... I found two on ebay but no information about age, maker, etc. It is not listed in Glass Animals by Dick and Pat Spencer...

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    1. TallCakes TallCakes, 2 years ago
      King, Sons & Co. made their #367 Elephant match safe c1880s:
      http://www.eapgs.org/patterns/pattern-details.php?idx=2627
      you'll find many unknown reproduction in various colors as evident by this WP search:
      https://www.worthpoint.com/inventory/search?query=glass+elephant+wall+pocket&category=
    2. Findings, 2 years ago
      pretty cool ..
    3. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      @TallCakes - Thank you, Sir! I am pretty sure it is a reproduction. It has no wear.

      @Findings - Thanks for your comment! I think it is cool, too!

      Thanks for loving my match holder Findings, bobby725, vetraio50 and
      fortapache!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thank you aura and Jenni!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      LOL. Thanks keramikos!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thank you Broochman!
    7. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      Repro or not, it’s very cool.
      “Pink Elephants on Parade!”
      (couldn’t help myself)
    8. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      @Ms.CrystalShip - Thanks for your very nice comment!

      Thanks for loving my elephant head match holder fortapache, AnythingObscure and Ms.CrystalShip!
    9. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thank you PhilDMorris and Ben!
    10. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much SEAN68!
    11. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks Karen!
    12. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks blunderbuss2!
    13. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thank you Thomas!

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