Match strikes were found atop bars and bistro tables throughout Europe in the 19th and early 20th centuries. They feature a rough, textured section where the match tip can be struck to ignite. In this faithful reproduction, the ribbed area above the base is for lighting matches. The text reads FABRIQUEE A CAHORS (LOT) LIQUEUR MALETTE. Glazed porcelain. 3.5" high x 3.75" diameter at bottom. Imported.