Lovely pair of early 1900's Edwardian era English & Irish Art Deco glass match stikes / vestas. Used as advertising for their respective companies, these antique pieces feature a center well to hold wood matchsticks and exterior surfaces of smooth clear glass alternating with frosted, ribbed bands where the matches were lighted. Circling the upper edge of the first is the pink-hued trademark of Bryant & May's Wax Vestas, one of the largest match manufacturers in England. The logo suggests fabrication between the company's founding in 1843 and its merger / name change in 1927. The other has the mark of Ross's Belfast Ginger Ale in raised white lettering ringing the upper quadrant. Design and company history dates the piece to 1900-1920s.
Dimensions:3" Dia.x 3.25"H; 2.75"Dia. x 2.75"H, (7.6cm Dia x 8.3cmH; 7cm Dia. x 7cm H)
Both in very good antique condition with excellent glass surfaces, no chips, no scratches; lettering excellent on the Ross's piece, minor lettering loss on the other. Reflections in the photos should not be mistaken for more significant wear.
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