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Posted 6 years ago

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Good Morning Everybody,
Here is an item I purchased a while back at an antique mall. The seller told me that it was a match box cover. It measures approximately 2" in length and 1" in width; about the size of a small match box. It appears to be made out of brass, with enamel covering the outside. There is also a round piece of Jade on the top with an oriental design. I really enjoy collecting vintage oriental items that are unusual also. It looks like it was bent at some point, and never straightened out. I really liked it because of the colors, pattern and Jade insert. I am wondering if anyone has ever seen one of these before, and if anyone knows if it is an actual match box cover. Thanks for looking. Thrifty Gypsy


  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
    Good morning, lovely piece. Thanks for sharing
  2. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 6 years ago
    Thanks kerry10456 !
  3. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the love Manikin !
  4. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 6 years ago
    Thanks VintageArgentina !
  5. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 6 years ago
    Nice !! The jade and enamel compliment each other very gracefully. Beautiful piece Thrifty !!
  6. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 6 years ago
    I've seen these before...not as nice as yours tho. But I've seen enamel match box covers in my grandmothers house. I gave my sister all the enamel items. They should have a thin wooden box that slides out where you keep the matches.
  7. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 6 years ago
    Thanks Hedgewalker for the compliments ! Glad you liked it !
  8. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 6 years ago
    Thanks BeauxPurdy for the information. I really did not know if it was an actual match box holder or not. That confirms that they definitely made them ! Probably added a little glamour to a plain box of matches. T.G.
  9. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 6 years ago
    Thanks Scandinavian_pieces !
  10. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the love AR8Jason and BELLIN68!!!
  11. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
    TriftyGypsy, here is a link you will find more information. I personally have a set
    i ill try to post it. Yours is more beautiful I love it!!!!!!!!!!
  12. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 6 years ago
    Thanks bratjdd for the love and the information ! That is a very helpful site. ThriftyGypsy
  13. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 5 years ago
    Thanks Bellin68 for the love! Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings! Hope you have a safe holiday. Looking forward to next years collectibles. Thrifty

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