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Match holder

1998.866 (RS23709)

Description

Stoneware match holder; souvenir of "Usher's Whisky Edinburgh"; sphere with hole on top for matches; poem on side: "The Absent-Minded Beggar" by Rudyard Kipling with picture of soldier with bayonet. Designs on sides of match holder: [double slash marks indicate different side] "USHER'S `O.V.G.' WHISKY EDINBURGH" // [picture of soldier with bayonet with inscription dating to 1899] // "USHER'S `SPECIAL RESERVE' WHISKY. EDINBURGH" // "The Absent-Minded Beggar"--[poem follows]---"by Rudyard Kipling"

Details

Maker
Raphael Tuck & Sons (Maker)
Date
ca. 1899
Inscriptions
Stamped on bottom: ""RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS Ltd/ LONDON"" [w/ painter's pallette and easel trademark]
Location of origin
London, England
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
painting (coating)
stoneware (pottery)
transfer printing
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
figure- and animal-derived motifs
HOLDER, MATCH
match holders
Painted
painting (coating)
poetry
Poetry
Possibly stoneware (pottery)
Possibly wars
Soldier
soldiers
Souvenir
souvenirs
Stoneware
Transfer Printed
transfer printing
War
People and organizations
Rudyard Kipling
Dimensions
2.625 (H), 3.25 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.866
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
19074

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