Porcelain matchstrikers, known as "Pyrogene" after one of the major manufacturers, were a feature of every bistrot table. Many carried advertising for the leading absinthe marques. The striking surface was usually porcelain, occasionally a wooden insert.
|Longwy Mugnier Pyrogene|
|Extremely rare "emaux de Longwy" pyrogene made for Absinthe Mugnier.|
|Absinthe Jandard & Absinthe Jygee|
|2 pyrogenes with a bell, for calling the waiter, concealed in the base|
|Unusual rectangular Absinthe Junod pyrogene||Absinthe Premier Fils|
|An early Royer Hutin Pyrogene||Royer Hutin|
|Cusenier Verte Pyrogene|
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