Please look at pictures as they will show the imperfections. This came out of the Seattle Portland restaurant.
The Chicken Inn was a small chain of restaurants, they had 3 , in the 30s thru 50s when after much protest they were shut down. There would have been one of these on every table full of match sticks. Y ou would strike your match on the red band on his hat. It has the original paint. I have seen them painted over and they just are not as nice.
He is about 5 1/4 inches tall. Thank you for looking and please check out the other items in B&A RareTreasures as we post new and unusual things daily. The item "Old Chicken Inn Restaurant Chalkware Match Holder Black Porter Ad Mascot" is in sale since Friday, November 23, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Other Black Americana". The seller is "audregags" and is located in Ayer, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia.