Wallpocket Matchsafe by Burmantofts Pottery and Tile
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This caricature of a smiling black man is covered in a curdled matte green glaze. It is a small wallpocket or matchsafe, the matches protuding from the top of the head, and the lower lip acts as a striker. The back has the impressed marks for the company. The condition is very good, with a small flake on the edge of a curdle on the lower lip. A rare piece in an even more rare color and matte finish. Very English Arts and Crafts in the same vein as Martin Brothers grotesques.
- Fairlawn, New Jersey
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- Reference #
- Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
- c. 1890
- Width: 3.75 inches
- Height: 5.25 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 0 pound
- very good
- Arts and Crafts