I’ve found myself with a collection of unusual toothpick holders, most of which are about a hundred years old. They were used in fine hotels and restaurants in the very early 20th century. As tiny as they are, they would fit easily into a pocket or handbag and were probably partly intended to advertise their establishments, all the while making the scofflaws feel like they’d gotten away with something!
This toothpick holder was made for the Hotel Ambassadeurs, most likely referring to the European location, rather than the Canadian one.
The piece is 3 7/8” long by 1 3/8” deep by 1 5/8” high. Condition is excellent.
(Elephant is not included in this purchase!)