Shun Lee Dynasty
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
overall (closed): 5.1 x 5.1 x 0.6 cm (2 x 2 x 1/4 in.)
White cardboard matchbook printed in red and embossed gold; a fou dog playing with his ball is the design emblem on the front of the matchcover that appears below "SHUN LEE DYNASTY"; on the reverse, above the striker the - Chinese character for longevity is above the English translation "Long life to you"; "900 SECOND AVE. PL5-3900" is embossed in gold; "SHUN LEE DYNASTY / 900 SECOND AVE. / (cor. 48th Street) / NEW YORK, N.Y. / PLaza 5-3900 / .... A CONSISTENTLY EXCELLENT / CHINESE RESTAURANT ...THE BEST IN MANHATTAN - CRAIG / CLAIBORNE OF N.Y. TIMES. THE / ONLY CHINESE RESTAURANT WITH A FOUR STAR RATING **** / FREE PARKING AFTER 6 P.M." is printed on the interior of the matchcover; on the interior behind the matchbook "Strike On The Back Cover / Lion Match Corp. of America. N.Y.C."
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
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