1900 Worthington Brewery Pub English Advertising Match Holder Striker
This vintage English pottery signed Worthington brewery antique advertising matcholder piece has great character and is clearly not in good condition. It appears this old heavy piece sat on an English pub counter for years, and was maybe even involved in a few bar fights! We wish it could tell us all it has seen. We still love it for that character, and please take a look at all of our close up our images.
It's an original "Worthington in the Bottle" beer or brewery advertising match striker, in heavy ceramic, made by Minton. It is marked on the bottom, as seen in photos: "Minton's, England. The property of Worthington & Co. Ltd., Burton on Trent" It bears a gold and blue armorial crest of arms sword and shield.
We have chipping, cracking and paint loss, but we have some deep old character. In good condition, this would bring £200. It came out of a house in the Landscove area of Devon, outside Totnes. The matches sit in the middle area, and the ridged strikers on each side (which are long worn down by thousands of cig and cigar lights) were used to light the match, see photos.
A great old Edwardian piece of British breweriana that we could not pass up. It would make a great old vintage movie prop!
Size: 2.5 x 3.5 x 5 inches
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