French Ceramic Match Holder & Matchstrike for M Chavin Vitalis by Justin Giraud
Vintage tobacciana French ceramic advertising match holder / match striker. This classical counter top match holder would have graced a cafe or bar at the turn of the last century with free matches being provided for the patrons. It could be struck against the ridges on the side to ignite the match. Vitalis was a digestive liquor popular in France at this time. This would make a great addition to any bar area, tobacciana or ceramic collection.
marked on front: Distellerie de Bourgeon (Isere)
On the bottom: Makers Makr: Justin Giraud, Br S.G.D.G. Aix-en-Provence
Item measures 3“ tall by 4.1“ base diameter and weighs almost 1lb.
In good condition with signs of use commensurate with age. The base has a small chip on the side and the striker has had use in places (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).
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