19c Belgian Art-nouveau Elegant Bronze Match Holder


19c Belgian Art-nouveau Elegant Bronze Match Holder

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19c Belgian Art-nouveau Elegant Bronze Match Holder:
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19C Belgian Art-Nouveau
Elegant
Bronze Match Holder























19C Belgian
Art-Nouveau
Bronze
Match Holder
Ladies and Gentlemen, if I may have your undivided attention, please...

"The Little Match Girl
(The little girl with the matchsticks)

is a short story by Danish poet and author
Hans Christian Andersen...

The story, about a dying child's dreams and hope,
was first published in 1845...

It has been adapted to various media,
including an animated short film,
a television musical,
and an animated virtual reality story
called "allumette"...


The Little Match Girl

A story by
Hans Christian Anderson
On a cold New Year's Eve,
a poor, young girl
tries to sell matches in the street...

She is already shivering
from cold and early hypothermia,
and she is walking barefoot
having lost her slippers...

Still, she is too afraid to go home,
because her father will beat her
for not selling any matches,
and also as the cracks in the house
can't keep out the cold wind...

The girl takes shelter in a nook or alley
and sits down...

The girl lights the matches to warm herself...

In their glow she sees several lovely visions, starting with a stove, then a holiday feast
where the goose almost jumps out at her,
and then a Christmas tree
larger than the one at the rich merchant's house...

The girl looks skyward and sees a shooting star; she then remembers her
dead grandmother saying that such a falling star means someone is dying and is going to Heaven...

As she lights the next match,
she sees a vision of her grandmother,
the only person to have treated her
with love and kindness...

To keep the vision of her grandmother alive
for as long as she can,
the girl lights the entire bundle of matches at once...

After running out of matches
the child dies and her grandmother
carries her soul to Heaven...

The next morning,
passers-by find the girl dead in the nook,
frozen with a smile on her face,
and guess the reason
for the burnt-out matches beside her...

They feel pity for her,
although they had not shown kindness to her
before her death...

They have no way of knowing
about the wonderful visions she saw
before her death...

or how gloriously she and her grandmother are now celebrating the New Year
in Heaven...

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Please Contact me at your earliest convenience to avoid any possible disappointment...

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Thank You

"If you want a golden rule that will fit everything,
HAVE NOTHING IN YOUR HOUSES
THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW
TO BE USEFUL OR BELIEVE TO BE BEAUTIFUL."

- William Morris

"EVERYTHING HAS BEAUTY,
BUT NOT EVERYONE SEES IT."

- Confucius

"THERE IS NO EXQUISITE BEAUTY...
WITHOUT SOME STRANGENESS
IN THE PROPORTION."

- Edgar Allan Poe

"BEAUTY IS BOUGHT BY
JUDGEMENT OF THE EYE."

- William Shakespeare

"ANYONE WHO KEEPS THE ABILITY
TO SEE BEAUTY NEVER GROWS OLD."

- Franz Kafka

"ONLY IN THE CONTEMPLATION OF BEAUTY
IS HUMAN LIFE WORTH LIVING."

- PLATO

"LOVE OF BEAUTY IS TASTE
THE CREATION OF BEAUTY IS ART."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOR EVER:
ITS LOVELINESS INCREASES;
IT WILL NEVER PASS INTO NOTHINGNESS."

- John Keats, Endymion

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
and it may be necessary from time to time
to give a stupid or misinformed beholder
a black eye."

- Miss Piggy, The Muppets

"I FIND BEAUTY IN UNUSUAL THINGS."

- Scarlett Johansson

SHIPPING WORLDWIDE

and DELIVERY IS POSSIBLE ANYWHERE

in the U.S. and Canada

for a reasonable negotiated fee...

PLEASE NOTE:

SHIPPING IS NOT FREE!

AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE

AND VARIES ACCORDING

TO BUYER LOCATION!

the item is also For Sale Locally

so if you're a Serious Buyer

and wish to discuss an Buy-it-Now of the item,

Please Contact me at your earliest convenience

to avoid any possible disappointment...

and DO check out the Other Interesting Items

currently being offered For Sale...

Thank You


So to offer or not to offer?
As Tolkien writes inThe Fellowship of the Ring,
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
What a wise man. After all, he also advises us, Never laugh at live dragons.

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Original Art Paintings,Bronze,Alabaster,Marble,

Carved Wood Figural pieces or Furniture,

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19c Belgian Art-nouveau Elegant Bronze Match Holder:
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