Antique Ceramic Military Match Holder & Striker
Antique ceramic British military regimental matchstrike. Manufactured by the Lovatt Langley Mill pottery in Lancashire, England prior to 1881. In the late 1800's production of decorated stoneware vases, pots and other types of ceramic ware was popular for its functionality and pride of nationalism which was pinnacled around the Boer war to the WW1 period.
The rough dimpled surround is where the matches were struck against which contrasts beautifully against the smooth white background ceramic cartouche displaying the 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot which amalgamated with the 30th Cambridge Regiment of Foot in 1881 under the Childers Reforms.
Marked underneath: Lovatt Langley Mill England K
Match strike measures 3.5“ in diameter by 2.25" deep and together weigh 1lb 8oz.
In good condition and ready to display (please see all photographs for the description).
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