An antique cast iron match holder featuring an Art Nouveau style with Venus & Cupid on the lid. There is a well at the top for spent matches and all is in beautiful condition. The top areas has a nice crown of filigree.
The hallmark on the reverse tells us that this was manufactured by Virginia Metalcrafters and also has Venus & Cupid on the back. We would date this to the first decade of the 20th Century.
Measures 6 1/2 inches long and 4 inches wide. It is in wonderful condition without damage. This is completely functional now as it was 100 years ago. This attaches right to the wall next a stove or fireplace for easy access.