Vintage H. Beard, Montreux Advertising Match Holder
Fabulous c. 1940s silver plate advertising match holder/ashtray from H. Beard--a Swiss hotel equipment sales company.
Fabrique D'argenterie was a factory in Montreux, Switzerland that was founded in 1907. They produced silverware & stainless steel equipment for hotels. They offered knives, spoons, forks, glassware, porcelain, plates, tabletop & kitchen items.
The decorative double-sided ashtray has a spoon and fork and reads, "H. BEARD FABRIQUE D'ARGENTERIE MONTREUX".
The piece is quite heavy and measures 6" tall by 5" in diameter. The base is stamped, "H. Beard, Orfevrerie, Montreux".
Excellent condition with very little wear. A delightful old piece!