[JAPANESE MATCHBOX COVERS]. Album comprising 112 pages containing approximately 1600 Japanese Matchbox covers. Oblong 4to., bound in original boards. Japan: 1930s up to mid 1940s.
A colourful collection of pre-war Japanese Matchbox covers. This collection provides a unique view of Japanese pre-war design. Many of the labels show the strong influence the French Art Deco style had on Japanese design. It is safe to say that not many of these ephemeral objects survived, and these, having been mounted in albums, are particularly fresh.
See Art Deco Japan, Shaping Art & Culture 1920-1945. No. 154
Item nr. 143517