Late 19th Century advertising match strike for The Plant System of railroads and steamships based in the southern U.S. / Caribbean / Canada. Porcelain with ribbed match holder in the form of a steamship funnel. This regional system of railways spanned from the southern Atlantic coast at Savannah GA to Florida panhandle and also connected to steamships destined for Key West, Cuba, and Nova Scotia. The company was founded in 1877 and was acquired by another concern / ceased operations in 1902. Bearing the unique eagle & S backstamp of Union Porcelain Works, this piece dates to before 1902.
Dimensions: 4.5"W x 3.25"D x 3"H (11.4cm W x 8.3cm D x 7.6cm H).
Very good condition with vibrant colors, no chips, no crack, no crazing. Slight staining in lower portion of match well, loss of gilding in ashtray, and small edge chips as shown.
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