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19th c. Brass Spill Holder - Grenadier Guard

19th c. Brass Spill Holder - Grenadier Guard

Price: SOLD
Ref: 10386

A fine quality, 19th century wall mounted spill vase cast in detail from heavy gauge brass in the form of a Grenadier Guard. The bearskin cap features the 'grenade fired proper' cap badge and a (white) plume above the guard's flamboyantly moustachioed face.  The spill vase would have hung near an open fire filled with spills which were used to light candles, a pipe or cigar. Circa 1890.

The Grenadier Guard Regiment was founded in 1656 and is the senior infantry regiment of the British Army. The cap badge must be cleaned twice a day; once in the morning, once in the afternoon as it is made of brass and any tarnishing is frowned upon.

H: 10cm (3.9")   W: 5cm (2.0")   D: 3.5cm (1.4")

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