This is a beautifully hand carved vintage Chinese soapstone cigarette dispenser and match holder. The soapstone is a lovely pink and amber color and the quality of the carving is exceptional. There is a spray of flowers across the part that would hold the cigarettes and the match holder is carved in a lattice design and there is a little potted flower in front of it. The top opens to hold the cigarettes, which are dispensed from a little drawer in the front. This item was made for export to the west in the early to mid 20th century. It is a lovely display item regardless of how you feel about smoking.
It measures 7 inches by 4 1/2 inches by 2 inches. It is in very good condition except for one small chip on the rim of the urn on the left of the item as can be seen in the photos.