[JAPANESE MATCHBOX COVERS]. Album containing over 950 Japanese Matchbox covers mounted on 59 leaves. Small folio 4to., bound in original boards in a new blue cloth folding box with a red leather label. Japan: 1920s and 30s.
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.
Item nr. 162577