Here's a really charming match striker with an elegantly dressed dog relaxing on a tree stump. It's hand painted bisque from around 1890. It's probably Austrian or German. It is 3 3/4" high and 2 3/4" wide. The condition is very good. The striking surface is on the side.
I love dog related things and this one is really fun. The outfit is so colorful and smart looking. He even has a walking stick, and a feather in his hat. The dog has a great demeanor as well.
Victorian Dandy Dog Match Striker - Hand Painted Bisque