Shinwa

Object Number: 
2007.6.88ab
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 with inner and outer box; this skillet type is printed on the outer box with a black background; design emblem of brush work kanji calligraphy above which "SHINWA" is printed in white ink on the front; printed on the reverse in white "SHINWA / (212) 644-7400 / 645 FIFTH AVENUE / (OLYMPIC TOWER BLD. 1F B1) / NEW YORK CITY 10022" and printed adjacently "SHINWA ALPINE / (201) 767-6322 / 5-9 ROUTE 9W / ALPINE, N.J. 07620"; printed below the two addresses "Banquet Facilities / Catering To Your Location"; printed on the manumark manumark below the striker "AMERICAN ACE TM BY UNIVERSAL MATCH ST. LOUIS 1-800/325-8165" and an emblem of a flame.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group