Match holder

Collection Type

  • Relics and souvenirs

Date

ca. 1899

GUSN

GUSN-19074

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

Descriptive Terms

match holders
painting (coating)
stoneware (pottery)
transfer printing
figure- and animal-derived motifs
soldiers
wars
souvenirs
poetry
Stoneware
Painted
Transfer Printed
Souvenir
Soldier
Poetry
War
HOLDER, MATCH

Inscription

Stamped on bottom: ""RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS Ltd/ LONDON"" [w/ painter's pallette and easel trademark]

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

People and Organizations

Rudyard Kipling

Maker

Raphael Tuck & Sons (Maker)

Location of Origin

London, England

Dimensions

2.625 (H), 3.25 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.866