French Victorian Cassis Wine ~ Match Strike
CASSIS QUENOT MATCH STRIKE
This is a heavy pottery /stone pub match striker is 3 1/2 inches in diameter and 3 3/4 inches tall. The strike were a mainstay in English and French pubs holding the matches upright and struck along the rough side of the piece. The match strike is in excellent condition, never used. Cassis refers to an intense and darkly colored, sweet black currant flavored liqueur. This beverage dates back to the 16th century, when French monks produced it as a cure for snake bites, jaundice and wretchedness.