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    Posted 6 months ago

    jscott0363
    (520 items)

    Hello everyone!
    I've had this in my collection for quite some time now. It's a bronze hare match holder from the Victorian era. I've been told that this one is French made, but I have found no proof of that yet. I love the pose of the hare and the wonderful detailing of this one. This one also has the striker plate on the side of the base. With this being a match holder, I've never quite figured out why this has a beeswax candle as well (not the original candle of course). It does make for an interesting piece though. The match holder and hare have threaded studs underneath and are attached to the base with square nuts. I can find no markings anywhere on this one, so I do not know who the maker was. I do know that this is a rare piece as this is the only one like it I've ever seen. The base measures 4" in diameter and the match holder stands just under 3" tall.

    Thank you all for stopping in for a look!!
    Scott

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 6 months ago
      Beautiful antique match holder, adorable head tilt of the hare & nice detailing
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
      Love it but that short candle just worries me !!!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      aura
      Vynil
      dav2n01
      Rob
      Jenni
      and
      Kevin
      Thank you all very much for the loves and for stopping by!!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Thank you Jenni!! I too thought the detailing of this one was nice.
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Thanks Kevin!! Me too:)) I don't keep that candle in this one, for fear that someone may get the bright idea of lighting it:)
    6. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 6 months ago
      Excellent quality in both the hare and the construction
      I think the matches & strike plate are so neat, very nice.
      thanks for sharing Lori
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Thanks very much Lori!! I have several match holders in my collection, but this is one of my favorites.
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      kwqd
      Michael
      Watchsearcher
      fortapache
      and
      Lori
      Thank you all for the loves and for stopping in!!
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Thomas
      farmlady
      and
      Ben
      Thank you all very much for the loves and for stopping by!!!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      BB2
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      kivatinitz
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for stopping by!!
    11. KinkiPlz KinkiPlz, 6 months ago
      super beautiful one!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Thank you KinkiPlz!! You and I being big rabbit and hare fans, I had a feeling you'd like this one as much as I do.
    13. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 6 months ago
      If only that rabbit could talk, after he’s done scratching himself, lol
      Did he sit in a Victorian kitchen or hallway? Someone’s bedroom? And yes! The candle was not a good idea! This piece, being over a century old, is as good as it gets! Your collection of animals, especially Foxes ( Reddy) & Hares are museum worthy! Thank you so much with sharing them with us Scott! Such a delight!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Thanks Eileen! This would have sat on a table in a parlor where guests were entertained. It was customary, during this era, for you to have a match available to your guests who smoked (politically incorrect in today's world). This would have been the table lighter of yesteryear. Thank you so very much for your wonderful comments!!
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Eileen
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      Cokeman
      Thank you all very much for the loves and for stopping by!!
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Thanks Kurt for the love and for stopping by!!
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      ho2cultcha
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      Kyra
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for stopping in!!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Thank you Karen for the love and for stopping by!!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Thank you dlpetersen for the love and for stopping in!!
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Thanks Pat for the love and for stopping by!!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Thanks SEAN for the love and for stopping by!!!

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