Match holder

Object Number: 
1998.46
Date: 
1880-1930
Medium: 
Iron, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 4 1/4 x 3 5/8 in. ( 4.8 x 10.8 x 9.2 cm )
Marks: 
cast: on frog's back: "GARLAND/STOVES/&/RANGES" cast: on frog's stomach: "COMPLIMENTS/OF MICHIGAN/STOVE CO"
Description: 
Cast iron match holder in the shape of a frog, with cast details such as eyes, legs, and texture of back, and painted with mottled green and brown skin, and yellow stomach; top half of frog flips up to reveal concave tray painted red; cast inscriptions on frog's back and stomach. Match striker on inside of frog's mouth.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Laura Harding
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group