Highly detailed, with hand painted accents, the solid metal, match holder, or incense bowl, is attached to a base that is shaped and painted to look like a magic carpet, or Persian rug. Note that the "rug" is heavy, solid metal as well, not tin. Next to the holder is a squatting, ethnic man holding a walking stick. The carpet measures5&1/8 inches wide by 3&1/8 deep, and the overall height is a little over 3 inches, to the top of the man's head. While it looks, and functions as a matches holder, there are holes on the walls inside the bowl that suggest it may have been intended as an incense burner. It weighs over 1 pound, before packing. No marks. Circa 1900.
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