NIKLAUS STOECKLIN (1896-1982) META. 1941. 50x35 1/2 inches, 127x90 1/4 cm. Wassermann, Basel. Condition A- / A: small tears and creases at edges. Mounted on Japan. Framed. For this image promoting easy to light, small charcoal briquettes for heating, one is immediately reminded of Lucian Bernhard's influential 1906 Object Poster for Priester matches. Stoecklin takes the realism even further, with near photographic perfection as he even depicts the splintering of the wood along the matchstick itself. Stoecklin p. 34, Swiss Poster Art p. B2, Margadant 409, Realismes 78, Magic of Things 6.