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Bronze match holder in the shape of a Jewish man's head

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.623

Cast bronze match holder and ashtray in the shape of a wicked and comical caricature of a Jewish man's face. The maker and date are unknown, but it closely resembles a porcelain match holder produced by the Schafer and Vater Porcelain Factory in Volkstedt Rudolstadt, Thuringia, Germany. The company was established in 1890, and by 1910, their goods were distributed in the United States by Sears Roebuck Company. This bronze match holder is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.

Date
approximately 1930  (creation)
Classification
Containers
Category
Metal containers
Object Type
Match holders (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-09-27 15:58:05
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