Nippon

Object Number: 
2007.6.80ab
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, and striker
Dimensions: 
outer box: 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in. (5.7 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm) inner box: 2 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 3/8 in. (5.7 x 3.5 x 1 cm)
Description: 
Cardboard matchbox printed in green, brown and white; the skillet style matchbox, consisting of an inner box and an outer box is printed on the outer box with green field, an undulating horizon line bordering a brown field with a white printed river and kanji printed on the reverse comprising the design emblem; printed on the front "RESTAURANT / Nippon / 155 E. 52ND ST / (BET 3RD AND LEX) / NEW YORK, N.Y."; printed on rim "ADMATCH CORP / NEW YORK, NY / 688-5941 758-0026 / PRODUCT/ OF JAPAN"
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group