A very nice Tunbridge Ware "go to Bed'. Geometric inlay to the lid, which unscrews for storage of matches. Note to the base there is striker paper. for lighting the wax match.
The matches were placed in the boss on the lid and would just give enough time to go to bed.
They were also used as desk items where they were used to melt the wax sticks for sealing letters. C1830
It measures 5cm h x 4.7cm w at the widest point.
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