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A Pair of English Silver-Plated 'Eddystone Lighthouse' Table Vestas and Match Strikers, Thomas Latham & Ernest Morton, Birmingham, Circa 1885

A Pair of English Silver-Plated 'Eddystone Lighthouse' Table Vestas and Match Strikers, Thomas Latham & Ernest Morton, Birmingham, Circa 1885

A Pair of English Silver-Plated 'Eddystone Lighthouse' Table Vestas and Match Strikers, Thomas Latham & Ernest Morton, Birmingham, Circa 1885

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A Pair of English Silver-Plated 'Eddystone Lighthouse' Table Vestas and Match Strikers, Thomas Latham & Ernest Morton, Birmingham, Circa 1885


formed as lighthouses, the hinged tops open to reveal a compartment and striker, the rocky base applied with two pairs of shells, probably for a snuffer, marked on bases, stamped at base of lighthouse "Rd No 12273"


h: 11 1/8 in.

28.3 cm

As noted regarding missing candle snuffers. Surface probably re-plated, and a few areas with some verdigris. One with a small split at upper rim of lighthouse below cover. Otherwise in good condition with minor surface scratches and nicks.


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Silver Fund LTD, London

Private New York Collection

Acquired from the above by the present owner

The design number 12273 refers to a design for Class 1 (metalwork) registered by Latham & Morton, silver and electroplate manufacturers, 115 and 116 Vyse Street, Birmingham, on 3 September 1884 (National Archives, Kew, BT 51/7/12273). The original entry doesn’t specify a function for the design, which probably indicates that Latham & Morton intended only to register the pattern, which could be used for various different novelty items.