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Wedgwood Olive Green Tricolor Jasperware/Jasper Ware Toothpick/Matchholder
This adorable little piece is certainly functional, but it's function eludes me! It is in the scarce dark olive green (bleeding green) color and is also tricolor.
This color was produced for a limited period of time from the late 1800s to about 1920. The short production cycle was a result of the difficulty of controlling the color from bleeding into the white decoration. In addition, once fired, some of the trim pieces would turn a pinkish color - thus becoming known as "accidental" tricolor.
This pretty little piece measures 3" tall. The top diameter is 1 3/4" while the bottom diameter is 2".
There is a short hairline crack shown clearly in one of the photos. Also, if you look closely at the first photo at the top banding in the center there appears to be a tiny white spot. That spot is a chip in the band. The hairline does not go through the front or run further than shown (about 3/4"). Priced accordingly for the "as is" condition. Please note that there are several other pieces of this type listed separately that are in excellent condition (teapot, creamer, sugar...).
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