Unusual Victorian Taper Stick Holder in the form of a Chinaman

£1,800

in the form of a Chinese opium smoker holding a long pipe. The Chinese figure opening to reveal a hollow centre to store the tapers and standing a small clump of folliage surrounding a hole in which to hold the taper once it has been lit.

Height 18 cm (7 inches)
English. Circa 1850

 

 

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