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Sharaku

Object Number: 
2007.6.180
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, and striker
Dimensions: 
outer box: 2 1/4 x 1 7/16 x 1/4 in. (5.7 x 3.7 x 0.6 cm) inner box: 2 1/16 x 1 5/16 x 3/16 in. (5.2 x 3.3 x 0.6 cm)
Description: 
Cardboard matchbox with inner and outer box; this skillet type is printed on the outer box with red background; printed on the front and reverse in a gold metallic "JAPANESE / RESTAURANT / SHARAKU" with a gold border around the edge; printed on the manumark "8 Stuyvesant St. (9TH St. & 3rd Ave.) 2nd Flr. / New York City (212)598-0403 / 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