Poetry Fireplace Match Bottle

The apothecary fireplace match bottle is a sophisticated and updated option for storing your matches, featuring a silk-screened design and cork lid. The poetry design is silk-screened with a poem written by poet Sean Kearney:

Nothing becomes familiar in the dark.
So be a flame. Be a flame, if only to evidence
time’s metronome, reacting to invisible tides, 
leaning to the whims of any breeze of gravity. 
Be a flame even if, and maybe especially,
if there are none. Be a flame even if only to
paint gold the faces of those who are closest.
Alight, our chests rise and fall the same.
Be a flame or at least be its student.
Learn the smoke: dissipate from the crown
of your head, fold your visible light
and float upward.

The bottle features our exclusive strike-on-bottle design and has a striker strip on the back of the bottle for lighting all 120 matches in style.

  • 10.5" h x 3" w
  • 120 8" matchsticks
  • Strike-on-bottle flint

Most items ship via USPS or UPS and arrive within 5-7 business days of order receipt.

At Bixby & Ball, we strive to offer the highest quality and satisfaction and we want you to love your pieces as much as we do! If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we will gladly offer you an exchange or refund of merchandise within 30 days of purchase, less shipping and handling. A 10% restocking fee will be applied to returned rugs, lighting and mirrors. Upholstery, furniture, art and sale items are a final sale and cannot be returned or exchanged. All items are carefully inspected prior to shipment, but unfortunately damage can occur in transit. We ask that you inspect your pieces upon receipt and notify us of any damages within 48 hours so we can assist you promptly.

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