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Ashtrays69 of 1295Japanese Nambu Tekki (?) Cast Iron AshtrayAsh tray?
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    Posted 1 year ago

    kwqd
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    This little ashtray is 4" long x 2.75" wide x .5" high and has Japanese text on the bottom. I have been looking to expand the representation of metal objects in my Japanese art collection and as a result have been looking for something in cast aluminum since that seems to have been a popular medium for post WWII Japan. I came across this little guy which is on the small side but I found the design components striking and have not seen anything else like it. Guessing maybe 1960s-1980s..... I am not a huge fan of aluminum but this piece looked like aluminum dressed up to look like cast iron which made it more palatable. When I received it, I was surprised to find it is actually cast iron which really impressed me as this is a very fine casting. I have not tried to decipher the text on the bottom, yet.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Pretty fish design, nice ashtray
    2. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for your comment Jenni! It is a bit of an odball. Not sure if it is meant to look Deco...

      Thanks for loving my fishy ashtray Kevin, Jenni, jscott0363, fortapache, AnythingObscure and dav2no1!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for loving my weird fish ashtray ho2cultcha!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thank you Thomas!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for taking a look at my ashtray PhilDMorris!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Update on this one in the description....
    7. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks Vynil33rpm!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks Sean68!
    9. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thank you mcheconi!

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