Match Strikes (or pyrogènes) like these, were commonly found on bars and bistro tables throughout Europe during the Belle Epoque.
At that time, it was common to see a matchplayer sitting on a bistro table or bar. Strikes had three purposes. First, the upper cylindrical container was used to hold the matches. Second, the striated surface on the side (or base) was used to strike and light the match. Finally, the coin was used as an advertising medium. Many companies used such items to promote their products, and were usually provided free of charge at the bar.
Matches with white tips or "light everywhere" will work for igniting however, ordinary kitchen matches do not light. Pyrogènes can also be used to hold various objects, such as toothpicks.
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Approximate product dimensions in cm Diameter 8.8 X H 8.6