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Rikyu

Object Number: 
2007.6.18
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: 
Brown and crème cardboard matchbook printed " Rikyu" above the striker on the reverse. Above the text appears a graphic design of square in a circle. On the front kanji is printed. On the bottom of the front "210 Columbus Ave. / N.Y.C. 10021" is printed on the manumark "LION MATCH CORP OF AMERICA. NEW YORK" is printed. The saddle is printed "(212)799-7847".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group