Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thrift Store Find: Bulldog Pipe Holder, Match Holder, Match Striker

    I got a very cool thrift store find today!  This bulldog is a very old piece of Austrian majolica.  This particular pipe holder or cigar holder is 7" tall and the bulldog smoking the pipe is a very rare piece.  The hole in the back holds the pipe or cigar, the pitcher has a striker which is a ribbed area and the bowl holds the matches.  There are stamps on the bottom Austria and the number "8133".  This piece is probably early 1900's.  Great bargain at $2 worth about $150.

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