Cinqvanta

Object Number: 
2007.6.26
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions: 
overall (closed): 4.8 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in.)
Description: 
Black and white cardboard matchbook printed "CINQVANTA" on the front below a graphic design of the letter "L" on a grid background, inside a circle surrounded by a square designed with a geometric border; the reverse is printed above the striker "FIFTY . CINQUENTA . / CINQUANTE . FUNZIG / RISTORANTE / 50 EAST 50 STREET / NEW YORK, NY 10022"; in between the first two lines of text and the last three lines of text the number "50" appears in a grid square; the saddle is printed "212.759.5050" and the manumark is printed " ADMATCH CORP. 800.777 9909".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group