Antique liquor 4 pontil bottle box BEWARE OF THE DOG match striker holder RARE For Sale
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Antique liquor 4 pontil bottle box BEWARE OF THE DOG match striker holder RARE:
This is a very unique and rare find. This is a antique wooden box that is fitted to hold 4 crystal ground stopper bottles with ground pontils, that are decorated with gold. The hold approximately 1oz of liquid. Assuming that these were used for an aperitif or cognac liquor of some sort. The box itself resembles a shed that is tended by an awesome little bronze dog with riding goggle atop his head. There is a bone sign that is scrimshawed "BEWARE of THE DOG", and is decorated with bronze grapevine. Also a broom and bucket for matches. The front flat plate has a very fine cross-hatch pattern used for striking "Strike anywhere" matches. To open the lid of the box one must pull down on the bronze chain next to the dog and the spring loaded lid will pop up granting you access to the bottles inside. This is a perfect home bar smoking lounge conversation piece.6.25" at the widest across, 8" at the tallest point and 8.5" front to back at base. Weight: 3 lb 11 oz
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