I have no history on this piece. I did do research on it, I was unable to find another piece like this. I believe this is quite old.
It is made of cast brass, copper or bronze---not sure which one. I believe there is a match striker in the form of texturized flower on the side of hat. This measures 3 3/8" tall x 3 1/4" wide.
Some surface scuffing, but no breaks. Has a surface mar at corner of mouth. White spots are camera glare and not damage.
The item "Vintage Black Boy Cast Brass Match Holder Johnny Griffin Americana Blackamoor" is in sale since Sunday, May 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Figures & Sculptures".The seller is "herway" and is located in New Castle, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States.