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    Posted 4 months ago

    jscott0363
    (624 items)

    Hello everyone!!
    As the CW article states, written by Ben Marks in December 2020, I do have a lot of dogs. But, believe it or not, I do have a cat in my collection as well. This is a Puss In Boots silver plated match holder from the Victorian era. It's silver plated bronze and it was made by The Derby Silver Co, Birmingham, Conn sometime during the 1880's. A bit of the bronze is showing through in places, but it still retains 99% of it's silver plating. He measures 6 3/4" tall and the base is 4 1/4" in diameter. There is a date scratched under the base that reads Nov. 24, 1880 something. But I cannot make out the last two digits. No detail was left out when this was made, even his boots and floral design cape are extremely detailed. This is a very rare piece and I feel extremely lucky to have this in my collection. The Derby Silver Co. was in business from 1872 until 1933 when the plant closed due to the depression.

    Thanks for stopping in to have a look!!!
    Scott

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 4 months ago
      Fabulous antique Puss in Boots match holder Scott, one of my favorite storybook and film characters - he's just great!!
    2. dav2no1 dav2no1, 4 months ago
      Nice...I like his rat belt..
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Jenni,
      Thanks so very much!! I too love the story of Puss In Boots and it's a very old story at that. I love this one and it's among the favorite match holders in my collection.
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Thanks Dave!! That rat belt really stood out to me as well.
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Jenni,
      Dave,
      Phil,
      fortapache,
      Ben,
      Vynil,
      vintagelamp,
      Penny,
      Kevin
      and
      Alfie
      Thank you all so very much for the loves, comments and for taking time to stop in!!
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Mary
      and
      Kyra
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for stopping by!!
    7. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 months ago
      magnificent. Is it a match holder or a stick holder?
    8. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 months ago
      IT RESEMBLES THIS ENGRAVED
      https://www.thegreatcat.org/origins-story-puss-boots/
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Thanks kivatintz!! It is a match stick holder that would have sat on a parlor table for guest to light their pipes, cigars, etc…
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Yes Kivatintz, it certainly does resemble that very depiction.
    11. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 months ago
      THANKS SCOTT
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Cisum,
      Michael,
      kivatinitz,
      Vynil
      and
      BB2
      Thank you all very much for the loves and for stopping by!!!
    13. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 4 months ago
      He looks like he is celebrating something ??
      or perhaps the dancing trio {you posted recently} just passed by and he wants to join them - which ever it is - how wonderful. You house must be full of activity all day and night.
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Thanks Lori!! I only have a few pieces displayed in each room of our house. The remainder of my collection is stored away.
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      kwqd,
      Lori
      and
      aura
      Thank you all very much for the loves and for stopping in!!
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Mrstyndall
      and
      Lady_Picker
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for stopping by!!

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