Russian Metal Artworks

Stack of wood shaped matchbox

    Stack of wood shaped matchbox

    Russian Empire

    Second half of the 19th century

    Bronze; casting, chasing, patination, mounting

    9.0 x 13.0 x 8.0 cm


    Rectangular matchbox of patinated bronze is fixed on smooth profiled base with rounded corners, with hinged lid with grip. The matchbox is realized in the shape of stack of wood, which is a pile of firewood, tied with rope in the upper part; the grip of the lid is in the form of a branch.