1860 Edward VII Victorian Black Match Holder Striker with Dog Figural
1860's Royal Prince of Wales Queen Victoria's son Edward VII Pottery MatchHolder Figure
Edward VII (Albert Edward 1841-1910, always known as "Bertie") was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India who reigned from January 1901 at his mother Queen Victoria's death, until his own death in 1910. He went to school in Edinburgh and is often shown as a boy wearing a kilt with side strap over his chest as in this lovely figural scene with a hunting dog. The treatment of paint gives it the look of patinated metal. It is redware or terra cotta underneath the paint.
The condition is beautiful, no chips, cracks or repairs. This has a striker in front, as seen in photos. It measures 4.75 wide x 7 inches in height. There are 2 holders for matches as seen in photos, made to light tobacco, Cigars or early Cigarettes. It is made of deeply painted black pottery. Edward's face appears to once have been possibly more a deeper gold gilt colour, see pics, it is not as black as the rest of it.
A redware terra cotta earthware colour can be seen in underneath the paint. It assumed to have been made in Staffordshire. It has a great patina. It almost has the appearance from afar of being made of cast iron, but is much sharper. It is a beautiful and original and was found in rural Devon, England.
Size: 4.75 wide x 7 inches
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