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L'Hostaria Del Bongustaio

Object Number: 
2007.6.98 ab
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 yellow background; printed on the front in red design emblem of text "L'HOSTRARIA / DEL BONGUSTAIO” and two bunches of grapes on the vine creates the oval border stylized image of four people sitting at a dinning table; printed on the manumark "108 EAST SIXTEENTH STREET / AT PARK AVENUE, N.Y. 10022 / ADMATCH CORP / NEW YORK / PRODUCT / OF JAPAN”.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group