An old Stone ware MATCH HOLDER & STRIKER By A. MacIntyre of Burslem, England This is a BOER WAR piece Circa 1900 of verse about the British Tommy in South Africa and the war. Loss of gilt paint to top rim but otherwise a very clean fault free piece. The height is 2 3/4" and diameter 3 1/4".
It is a round ceramic holder for wax matches with a transfer after Caton-Woodville's painting 'A Gentleman in Khaki on one side and ' and the poem 'The Absent Minded Beggar' to other.
Kipling wrote the poem 'An Absent Minded Beggar' in 1899 as his contribution to the Daily Mail appeal to raise money to aid soldiers British soldiers fighting in South Africa and their families. A wave of patriotism was sweeping the country at the time which was catered to by jingoistic newspapers such as the Daily Mail. The poem was set to music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. Richard Caton Woodville's painting 'A Gentleman in Khaki' was inspired by Kipling's poem and together they were used to decorate a whole range of products and souvenirs which were produced and sold. The fund was an unprecedented success and raised more than £250,000 an enormous sum for the time.nd verses from Kipling' poems 'An Absent Minded Beggar' on the other.
Kipling wrote the poem 'An Absent Minded Beggar' in 1899 as his contribution to the Daily Mail appeal to raise money to aid soldiers British soldiers fighting in South Africa and their families. A wave of patriotism was sweeping the country at the time which was catered to by jingoistic newspapers such as the Daily Mail. The poem was set to music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. Richard Caton Woodville's painting 'A Gentleman in Khaki' was inspired by Kipling's poem and together they were used to decorate a whole range of products and souvenirs which were produced and sold. The fund was an unprecedented success and raised more than £250,000 an enormous sum for the time.

ITEM ID
14459
TYPE
Pottery, Ceramics
PURPOSE
Match Safes
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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A MacIntyre, Burslem ceramic Boer War era match striker.

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