An Edwardian novelty silver Matchbox holder for a pig lover.
A novelty silver Match Box Holder, London 1904, by A. Barrett & Sons, the pierced top is engraved with a sleeping pig and ‘Scratch Me‘, the sides are engraved with rural scenes of a famer and a farmer’s wife leading a pig to market. Standing on four small bun feet, it is engraved under the base with the retailer’s name and the address 63 & 64 Piccadilly.
Good with minor surface marking. Engraving clear. Wear to the matchbox.
Length – 7.30 cm.; Width – 5.20 cm.; Depth – 3.20 cm.; Weight – 66 gms.