French antique simian (monkey) match strike.

French antique simian (monkey) match strike.
A most unusual and attractive Simian match strike. Set upon a marble vert base the ormolu match strike is in the form of a monkey setting off a mortar cannon. The cannon would hold the matches which are struck on the side. The finely modelled monkey is in silvered and gilt beronze and very well worked. He wears a cap and ragged trousers. 3.5 inches high by 5 inches wide ( 9 cms by 15 cms). Circa 1870.

Stock Number: 3580

Origin: France

Price: SOLD

Availability: SOLD

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