A very rare carved ivory pyrogen or table match holder in the shape of a human skull with a part of the spine resting on crossed bones. At the back there is a piece of shagreen to light the match. The interior is painted in "sang de boeuf" color.
2nd half of the 19th century.
Dimensions: height 6,8cm ; base 4,2cm x 4,2cm
Expertise by Mrs. Annie Hannique
Price : on request