Posted 6 months ago
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!!