A Taper Stick Holder in the Form of a Bronze Chinaman

Height: 7" 18cm
Origination: English
Circa: 1850

An elegant mid-nineteenth century taper stick holder in the form of a Chinese opium smoker. The Chinese figure seperates to reveal a hollow centre to store the tapers and there is a small amount of folliage surrounding a hole to hold the taper once it has been lit.