This is a lovely antique clothes iron - made of cast iron.
This is a teeny weeny flat iron or sad iron - which you would use by heating on the top of a range or stove top.
It is a nice example and in excellent condition, with a fine black patina of age. It is also marked with the number: 4
These old irons make great display pieces sitting on an old fashioned hearth in a country cottage.
The handle is made of one piece of shaped iron - which has been soldered onto a the oval sole.
Length of the iron is just over 3 inches - and the height to the top of the handle is 2 1/2 inches.
This one is nice little size and might even make a quirky paperweight for a seamstress or in a shop window display.
Please see my other little selection of miniature or toy flat irons - of course excellent postage discounts are on offer here.