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Match holder

Object Number: 
1953.665
Date: 
1875-1900
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7.3 x 9.5 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass match holder in the form of a cup mounted on the back of a lizard; cup is inverted cone shape, with flaring rim, band of fine diamond mesh, possibly for use as striking pad, and other bands; lizard's tail is curled and connects with base of cup.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group