La Grenouille

Object Number: 
2007.6.67
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions: 
overall (closed): 4.8 x 5.4 x 0.6 cm (1 7/8 x 2 1/8 x 1/4 in.)
Description: 
White cardboard matchbook printed in white red and gold on the matchcover; the exterior of the matchcover is printed in white and green; printed on the front the design motif is comprised of a frog, wearing a 5-point reclines on a lily pad that floats on a pond that is edged with three cattails; "LA GRENOUILLE" is printed on the front above the design motif; "RESTAURANT" is printed on the saddle; "ADMATCH CORP (800) 777-9909 PRODUCT OF JAPAN" is printed on the manumark; "3 East 52nd Street / New York City / PL2-1495" is printed on the reverse above the striker; the interior of the matchcover is printed in white and red; on the interior "LA GRENOUILLE / 3 East 52nd Street / New York City / PL 2- 1495" is printed; on the interior saddle "CHARLE#S & GISELE MASSON" is printed.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group