The Davenport Collection
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Hoop-turning and wood carving in a matchbox

The miniature scene inside the matchbox shows men hoop-turning and wood carving. These are traditional German skills. Made in Germany. The advertisement is from a Davenports catalogue. Note that the advertisement shows the matchbox label as being English, perhaps to give the impression that the product was made in England rather than Germany.

Item Details

Size 60 x 40 x 20mm.
Date Probably 1920s to 1930s.
Key Phrases
Ref no N2535