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Bisque porcelain Victorian spill vase molded in shape of small boy. A spill vase was used to hold splints, spills, and tapers for transferring fire, to light a candle or pipe from a lighted fire, for example. Similar to one shown on the right from a private collection.Bisque porcelain Victorian spill vase molded in shape of small boy. A spill vase was used to hold splints, spills, and tapers for transferring fire, to light a candle or pipe from a lighted fire, for example. Similar to one shown on the right from a private collection.

 

 

Site: 18PR96 Indian Queen Tavern

Context: Trench I, Lot 112

Materials: Bisque porcelain

Dimensions: 70 mm tall (without head)

Description: Victorian spill vase molded in shape of small boy. A spill vase was used to hold splints, spills, and tapers for transferring fire, to light a candle or pipe from a lighted fire, for example. Similar to one shown on the right from a private collection.