The tin glazed earthenware match box holder with a round domed base with on the top the square holder for the matchbox.
Signed under the domed base in underglaze blue for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & R = 1896
Painter’s initials: JR = possible Leonardus Johannes Rupp
Employment dates: April 1895 – 12 Oct 1901
Impressed mark: JT & L for Joost Thooft & La Bouchere.
This item is noticed in the book Royal Delft a guide to the Porceleyne Fles by Rick Erickson on page 160 as model Luciferstandaard D.62
Diam, base 7,3 cm. (2,9 inches.)
Height: 6 cm. (2,4 inches.)
Weight: 107 grams.