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DEVIL FACE PYROGEN

DEVIL FACE PYROGEN

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Rare bronze wall pyrogen with devil's face and vine decoration.

Good condition, traces and marks of use.

PERIOD : 19th
SIZE : 16.2cm X 10cm
SIZE : 6.4" X 4"

It was at the time of Spanish matches, which were ignited by scratching them on any roughness. Before the Swedish matches, called safety matches, and the first lighters...
A utilitarian and decorative, even advertising object, pyrogen was very widespread in the 19th century in cafés, restaurants and private living rooms. Of varied shape and decoration, they were made of spelter, bronze, wood, ceramic, silver or gold. Wall or flat, with or without a base, they had a cup for matches, a scraper and possibly a wick.

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