Black Americana Child Match HolderBy

Black Americana - Child Wall Match Holder

An antiques reproduction wholesaler sold figural wall match holders made of cast iron. It is a Black male child in a floppy hat and toothy grin. This sample has a black finish but it could appear in others. It is marked with two impressed letters on the back side of the hat: a reversed "D" next to an "R" (Fig. 2).

The match holders on either side of the head are joined in back by a straight plate which is bolted to the back of the head. Size is 4 x 4 1/2"; wholesale price was $9 each.

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Fig. 1

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Fig. 2