Toothpick holders have always been popular for not only table use but a fun collectible. They may be created in porcelain, glass, pottery, wood or silver and the designs are endless. This darling silver plated figural toothpick holder, circa 1900, depicts an egg, to hold the toothpicks, attached to a wishbone and baby chick. The toothpick measures 2 1/2" in length, 1 1/2" in width and 2 1/4" in height. It is engraved "Best Wishes" on the side of the egg and stamped "340" on the underside. There are no metal cracks, or repairs; dark original patina.