Here we have a very nice cast iron match holder or striker of Columbus. The piece is marked "L B-17 Iron Art 3" on the bust as well as the back plate. The tip of his nose has paint loss and there is some slight wear but the overall condition is very good. These holders were a handy place to keep matches mounted on the wall close to a fireplace, stove, or lamp. Striker is located along the bottom edge of his collar. Great piece, measures about 4" x 2 1/2".