Animal match holders/strikers to make your own zoo. All of these from Fabergé. You kept the matches in it and struck them against the sandstone exterior to light your cigarettes.

Rhinoceros. ca. 1890.
Rhinoceros match holder. ca. 1890. Russian. Sandstone with silver mounts and cabochon ruby eyes. Julius Rappoport, Saint Petersburg, workmaster for Fabergé. Marked “Faberge” with workmasters mark. Scratched inventory number indistinct. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/objets-dart-vertu/desk-accessories/faberge-rhinoceros-sandstone-silver-match-holder/id-j_1870533/
Elephant match holder. ca. 1890.
Elephant match holder. ca. 1890. Russian. Sandstone with silver mounts and cabochon garnet eyes. Julius Rapport, workmaster for Fabergé. Marked throughout. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-gem-set-silver-mounted-and-sandstone-match-holder-5742329-details.aspx
Toad match striker. Before 1896.
Toad match striker. Before 1896. Russian. Sandstone with silver mounts. Julius Rappoport, Saint Petersburg, workmaster for Fabergé. Image © Wartski, Ltd. London. Fair use license. via http://www.wartski.com/collection/a-match-striker-by-carl-faberge/
Dolphin match holder. ca. 1890.
Dolphin match holder. ca. 1890. Russian. Sandstone with silver mounts. Marked K. Fabergé with the imperial warrant, Moscow. Marked inside the well and on the base. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-silver-mounted-and-sandstone-match-holder-in-5783449-details.aspx

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