Overall: 5 5/8 x 4 5/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 14.3 x 11.7 x 3.5 cm )
cast in relief: on front: "C. PARKER / PAT / OCT. 6 1868"
Cast iron match holder with pocket with hinged lid and wide vertical opening from top to bottom; two raised diamonds on front of pocket and two on lid; shield-shaped backing with diamond-shaped piercing centered above pocket and circular hole at top for wall mounting.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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