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GNOME MATCH HOLDER 19TH C.
Believed 19th or possibly early 20th century

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  • Xupes Reference MI1405013
  • Age Believed 19th or possibly early 20th century
  • Condition The carved gnome match holder is offered in fine presentable condition and believe there is loss to the staff he holds in his right hand. This certainly does not detract and this is a stunning example to add to any serious collection!   View More Details

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    Unworn

    Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.

    Exceptional

    The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.

    Excellent

    The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.

    Very Good

    The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.

    Good

    The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.

    Fair

    The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.

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  • CHARACTERFUL BLACK FOREST WOOD CARVING! We offer this charming antique Austro/German Black Forest match or spill holder carved as a Gnome supporting a large woven basket dating from the 19th or possibly early 20th century. This finely presented piece is hand carved from a single piece of wood and portrays a delightful bearded gnome supporting a large twin handled basket which stands on the ground next to him. The gnome is dressed in typical attire with a pointed hat blouse tied around the waist. The gnome holds a staff in his right hand. The figure and basket are mounted on an oval carved rockwork base and the whole has a wonderful age patina. The match holder is not marked.

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