Wall Matchbox

Object Number: 
1937.1533
Date: 
1868-1880
Medium: 
Cast iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 5/8 x 4 5/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 14.3 x 11.7 x 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
cast in relief: on front: "C. PARKER / PAT / OCT. 6 1868"
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group