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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Two recent finds in Tasmania - on the match and vesta trail

This is a large copper folded repoussé match box holder, the insides still remain all bright silver plate while almost all the silver has been wiped from the front. So when was England alive with Egyptian motives - things archaeological? This lovely worked metalwork must surely be from the 1830's . . . it was happy to jump in to the deep drawers here in the studio, it found other match boxes to have reminiscence's with.

Found in Evandale at Peter Woof's establishment, picked up for twenty bucks. Talk about a battered old vesta tin and cap, strike all rusted on the base but with contents. Flick back to around December 2009 for the rest of the vesta material, in bulk . . .

1 comment:

  1. While I really like the image of the red match heads, it's the embossed sphinx with breasts at top that captured a large part of my morning, looking at all the historical variations of the image.