I’m completely smitten with this little antique stoneware crock-type match holder...this is clearly a couple for the ages! It is unmarked, but based on the color, shape and style of painting I’d guess it’s American and dates to the mid to late 19th century, though I have not found another like it. (Of course who would ever part with one of these???) I just adore this funny, homely pair, who appear absolutely delighted with themselves and one another. What a wonderful thing!!!
2 1/4” tall x 2 1/8” in diameter and in excellent condition.