I obtained this from my favorite London picker - absolutely wonderful antique (circa 1910) bar room advertising piece "Absinthe Kettler" - probably French in origin. Cobalt blue with white raised lettering and gold accents. Matches were placed in the center opening and then struck on the ribbed sides as needed. No maker's mark - in excellent condition. Base measures just over 4.5 inches across. Handsome and usable. If you are a fan of the "green fairy" you are going to want it for your collection.