It's not the typical thing I stock but it was just too wonderful to pass by. It would have originally been silver plated, as noted in the stamp on base that includes maker, Reed & Barton, but most if not all of the figure shows now as the white metal that underlies the old silver plate.
I think that makes him even more appealing. Initially I looked at it and thought of a Black Forest gnome figure, that long beard. But I'm sure it is Atlas holding up the world, instead. I just love using these wonderful old things!This one dates mid-1800s and is 3.5 tall. Very good condition for age and type, as noted above it has lost much of the old Reed & Barton silver plating, making it all the more appealing in my opinion. No bends, no breaks, no dents at all. I didn't do anything to polish the item. I like him just exactly as you see him. Base is 2.5" x 1.5" oval and hasn't a single ding nor dent on it. A couple of pointed dings on the one side of the ball or globe, visible in our images.
The holes are not all exactly the same. But the picks, either toothpick or hors d'oeuvre picks fit nicely.
My photographer just stuck some toothpicks in but they can be set in to fan out more nicely for your table. It is 3.5 tall. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important.And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item "Antique Silver Plated Reed & Barton Victorian Toothpick Stand, Atlas with Globe" is in sale since Thursday, June 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Tableware\Toothpick Holders". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.