Vintage wooden match strike with a brass plate for striking the matches. The brass plate doesn't work on today's matches but it is still a charming piece for displaying the matches. The wood could benefit from polishing but I have left it in its original condition. One of the base screws is missing as shown in the photo. The price reflects this condition. English match strikes continue to be desirable items for collectors of tobacciana. Measures 3 1/8" tall; it is 2 7/8" in diameter at the base and 1 1/2" in diameter at the top. Dates to the first half of the 20th century.