• Bronze
  • Code 14820

Bronze Match Holder Striker Jack Tar Sailor and Boat Antique Mid 19th C

A bronze figural match holder and striker, English mid 19th century, cast in the shape of a sailor, "Jack Tar" or an able seaman standing at the bow of a small boat with waves washing around it. The sailor figure is standing in front of a barrel, probably for matches, he is holding a long spear in his left hand and an axe in his right hand.  At his feet is a small pile of cannon balls, a small handled jar and a coil of twisted ropes, presumably the striker for the matches. His clothing helps identify him as a British able seaman, he may possibly be a whaler with his long spear. 

The match holder is very typical of the Victorian period and dates from around 1860 - 1880. It is in excellent antique conditon with just a little wear to the brown patinated finish, both the axe and spear are a little bent, commensurate with age and use. It has a red velvet base to protect the furniture it sits upon.

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Overall height 7.875 inches ( 20 cm)
Figure height 5.5 inches (14cm)
Length 4.5 inches (11.4 cm)
Width    2.75 inches (7 cm)
Weight 645 grammes unpacked


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