Posted 4 months ago
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.
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