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    Posted 4 months ago

    jscott0363
    (520 items)

    Hello everyone,
    A couple of recent finds for me are these two antique cast iron match holders. They're labeled in the Collectible Match Holders book as "Lady's Boot With Scalloped Top And Buttons On The Side". I've seen a lot of these, but this pair are the first I've seen with the faux marble base. There are also many similar to this without the striker plate. These are both equipped with the striker plates. Though there is a bit of paint loss on each, they're still in fantastic condition. These are from the early 1900's. They each measure 5 1/4" tall, 4 1/2" long and 3" wide.

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

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    1. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 months ago
      hermosísimas.... so beatiful.... you know some of thes type of pieces were done for the smoking tables in places only for men
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      kivatinitz,
      Thanks very much!! You are correct about the smoking tables for men. We actually took a tour of the Biltmore Estate, a few years back, and there is a smoking room in that mansion where the men would retire to after dinner to smoke and play billiards.
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      kivatinitz,
      fortapache,
      Watchsearcher,
      Thomas
      and
      Ben
      Thank you all very much for the loves, comment and for dropping in!!
    4. Newfld Newfld, 4 months ago
      Very elegant ladies boot match holders, great finds Scott!
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Jenni,
      Thanks so much!! I thought they were nice additions to my match holder collection.
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Dave,
      Mike,
      BB2,
      Alfie,
      Kevin,
      Jenni
      and
      FreshAir
      Thank you all very much for the loves, comment and for dropping in!!
    7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 months ago
      Made to go with your collection, love them !~
    8. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Yeah, these were probably a little risque when they were made.
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Phil,
      Thanks very much!! I'm really glad they only have a minimal amount of paint loss.
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      kwqd,
      Thanks!! I really never thought about it, but now that you mention it, I guess these would have been a little risque.
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Phil
      and
      kwqd
      Thank you both very much for the wonderful comments, appreciations and for stopping by!!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Jean,
      Thanks very much for the love and for stopping by!!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Rob,
      Thanks very much for the love and for stopping by!!
    14. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 months ago
      I always thought these were kept near wood stoves in the kitchen. My Paternal Grandmother cooked on nothing else! And with 15 children and many orphans she “adopted” to feed!
      We have it so easy now a days! As far as men in smoking rooms, they can have it! Cigars stink! ( sorry but they do)
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Eileen,
      You're right about that. Though the match holders in kitchens were typically wall mounted. The table top match holders were typically reserved for parlors and smoking rooms. As for cigars, I've never cared for the smell of cigars. Some pipe tobacco smells great, but not cigars. It seems like anytime I get together with my friends, they always want to offer cigars to everyone. I'm not much of a drinker or a smoker of cigars either.
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      leighannm,
      Thanks very much for the love and for stopping by!!
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      MooreAntique,
      AntiqueToys,
      MarmorealMaiden
      and
      Designer
      Thank you all very much for the loves and for stopping in!!!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Bitsnbobs123,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for taking the time to stop in!!
    19. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 4 months ago
      They are lovely, and at least you have a pair, that way "these boots are made for walking" when they get tired of all that smoke in the air!
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Lori,
      Thanks!! Yes, I felt very fortunate to find these as a pair.
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 months ago
      SEAN,
      Thanks very much for the love and for stopping in!!

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