Posted 2 years ago
This iron tray is 6.5" long x 4.5" wide x .75" high and weight 10 ounces. It is marked "JAPAN" on back with some writing in wax pencil. I once worked as an acetylene torch operator and it looks like writing from the long, rectangular wax pencils I used to write on metal. No idea what the numbers and letters stand for. There also appears to be the remains of adhesive which may be the remainder from a label. I think this piece is molded, but it may have been stamped. I am not sure. It may have been meant to be used as an ashtray but would work for many things. I may use it as a business/calling card tray. For years I have carried raised letter calling cards with my name, email and website address. I like the Victorian custom of using calling cards. No idea of the age of this pieces. The seller had a half dozen of these.