We have many match safes (vestas) in our personal collection (most of whom are listed), but have not found one like this before. The monk is holding a candle, and his intent expression as he reads his book are excellent. Every detail on this piece is well done. He opens at the waist for the matches.
Size: Figure only - 5 1/4 inches tall; the marble base adds 1 inch.
Condition: No losses. The overall condition is as you would expect from an object of substantial age that has been displayed/handled/used, usually over the lifetimes of several owners.
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