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Match or toothpick holder

Object Number: 
1953.666a
Date: 
1875-1900
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 3 x 1 7/8 in. ( 6.4 x 7.6 x 4.8 cm )
Description: 
Blue pressed lead glass match or toothpick holder in the shape of a basket with bird beside it; basket has two loop handles and is twice as tall as the small, round bird.
Gallery Label: 
This novelty was made to be used for matches or toothpicks (see publications).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group