Antique Silver Matchstriker


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Object Description

A funky little collectible item. An antique silver match striker in the form of a boot. The container is fashioned in glass, the top strip has a rough finish so it can be used to strike a match, the rim has a sterling silver rim.

Height 7cm. Spread 6.5cm.

London 1899.

Maker Robert Pringle & Sons.

Robert Pringle I founded his London business in 1835 and was continued by his son, Robert Pringle II. In c.1882 the firm was changed to Robert Pringle & Co and Robert Pringle II was assisted by his sons, James & Robert Pringle III (bullion e refinery department), William Pringle (silversmith department) and Edwin Pringle (watch department). In 1890 the firm was making gold, silver and gem, jewellery working in all aspects of the trade – gilding, plating, refining, assaying, electroplate manufactory and silver-plate making. In 1899 Robert Pringle II took into partnership his eldest son Robert Pringle III and the firm became Robert Pringle & Sons. On the death of Robert Pringle II in 1907 Robert Pringle III was joined in partnership by his brothers William, James and Edwin. In 1931 the firm was converted into a limited liability company under the style of Robert Pringle & Sons (London) Ltd.

Object Condition

The match striker is in good condition.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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