Here is an unusual, lovely little 19th century German toothpick holder, cylindrical, hand painted with flowers, a red and a yellow rose and others. It is lined at top and bottom with painted maroon bands; these are lined at top and bottom with gold enamel. The rim is unglazed; underside is partially glazed, incised with number 60; initials L.B. also inked under the glaze. The measurements are 1 7/8" tall by 1 1/2" across.
There’s an area of gold ink or enamel, mostly rubbed off, which shows letters “any” which we think once said Germany. We believe this is a German piece dating to the end of the 19th century, and that it was originally lined at the rim with a narrow band of metal or wood. Whatever the case, it is quite pretty, and will make a unique addition to your collection of toothpick holders.
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