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Author Topic: Posy trough or match holder?  (Read 132 times)

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Offline Birkyc

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Posy trough or match holder?
« on: August 08, 2022, 11:12:52 PM »
Blue pressed glass in the form of a piano. Posy trough or match holder?

Overall size is 6.5cm tall, 8cm long, 5.5cm deep. Trough / receptacle is 3.7cm deep.

Rough mould lines visible.

If anyone can identify purpose / maker / origin / age I would be much obliged, I have been unsuccessful  so far.

Thank you.

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Re: Posy trough or match holder?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2022, 08:23:54 AM »
It might have been intended to hold business cards, if it is Victorian in date then the cards would have been more personal than business oriented.

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Re: Posy trough or match holder?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2022, 09:12:24 AM »
I hadn't though of it being a visiting or business card holder, thank you for the suggestion. Maybe it could also be a playing card holder?

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Re: Posy trough or match holder?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2022, 10:56:32 AM »
I would think a match holder, the pattern on the sides being the striker. The Americans made a lot of this type of novelty glass.
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