1965T5940 Match Holder
|Title:||1965T5940 Match Holder|
Match Holder, 1850-1900
Pinto Collection - Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.
The Tyrolean region of Switzerland and Austria specialised in producing small wooden trinkets which were mostly sold as souvenirs to tourists. The popularity of Cook's tours in the 1850s opened up the Alpine region of central Europe and had a powerful effect on local woodworking industries. The quality of woodworking varied greatly. This example of match holder carved in the shape of a child's boot shows a considerable degree of accuracy in its detail and, although it would not have belonged to the luxury end of the market, it demonstrates the carver's great pride in his work.
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery,
|Usage Rights:||CC0 - Public Domain|
|Size:||69.37 MB; 4256 x 2848 pixels; 360 x 241 mm (print at 300 DPI); 1126 x 754 mm (screen at 96 DPI);|