Antique Painted Cast Iron Figural Butterfly Match Safe
This beautiful paint decorated cast iron match safe, representing a butterfly in flight, is one of only 3 that I have ever seen. I believe it to represent the Monarch Butterfly. It was probably made in the 1920's.
It is unsigned by the maker.
Approximate Dimensions: Width of wings 5", Height 2", Length 4 3/4".
Condition: As found, no evidence of damage or repairs. Minor paint chipping as would be expected from age and use (see photos).