Rowenta & Copeland Spode Table Lighter, 1963


Between 1963 and 1969 Rowenta co-working with the famous English pottery brand – Copeland Spode (England) manufactured a charming table lighter. The base of the lighter was made of ceramic and hand-painted with the Herring Hunt – "The Hunt" pattern. Thus every lighter is different.


Other thing which distinguishes the lighter is the sterling silver (.925) mounting made by Johann Franz Jr. Silberwarenfabrik in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany – marked 925 JF (see below) and weighing approx. 40 grams.


Matching ashtrays, cigarette holders, candle sticks and other tableware were also manufactured and sold by Copeland Spode in the 1960s.


The lighter insert Gas-Snip (model F 4626) was made by Rowenta Metallwarenfabrik GmbH in Offenbach am Main, Germany. It was patented in 1958 and produced on large scale in various finishes between 1959–1970. This particular insert was made of brass and silver plated. It is stamped: 

Rowenta Gas-Snip
GERMANY 
PAT.

The lighter base is round and marked on the bottom:

COPELAND
SPODE
ENGLAND
"OFF TO DRAW"
3

"THE HUNTSMAN"
6

Type: butane (gas) lighter

Scarcity: rare

Value for very good–mint condition:  $70–120.00 USD

Weight: 175 grams (0.38 pounds)

Dimensions:
  • height: 7.5 cm (3")
  • diameter: 6.2 cm (2.4")

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