CONTRABAND OF WAR SET THEM AT WORK (Benjamin Butler match holder)SKU 02265C
Parian ware match holder featuring high relief images of Benjamin Butler on all four sides, most likely from the Civil War period or made shortly thereafter. 4 x 2 1/8 x 2 1/8". Complete with lid and in excellent condition. The lid features a raised kepi and an inscription referencing the newly freed slaves: "CONTRABAND OF WAR SET THEM AT WORK". Inscription around the edge of the lid reads: "A MATCH FOR ANY ONE / A MATCH FOR ANY ONE". A terrific display piece.