This item is a great French Limoges glazed ceramic cobalt blue and white match holder and striker . This piece was made by the William Guerin Company for Limoges between 1900 and 1932. The base is marked "Limoges" and "WG and Co." (see pictures)
It measures 2 1/4 inches tall and the base diameter is about 3" and it weighs 8 oz.
This item could be used in any living room or used on a dining room table as a toothpick or candle holder for entertaining or for a variety of other uses