A VICTORIAN SILVER NOVELTY MATCH HOLDER, CHARLES RAWLINGS & WILLIAM SUMMERS, LONDON, 1848
formed as a dog presenting a top hat with gilt interior, all mounted on a wood base
length of base 6⅛ in.
One of the cigar? holders dented to one side, top hat with some minor dings, wood base with some surface scratches and wear to edges.
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