Antique Ashtray: Nippon "Cigar & Matchbox"
Nippon porcelain is a highly sought-after Japanese collectible featuring beautiful detail and workmanship. "Nippon" is an older word for Japan but in 1921 import regulations (McKinley Tariff Act) required that only "Japan" be used, so a rule of thumb is that china marked "Nippon" was made before 1921.
This beautiful piece features a raised cigar, raised matchbox, and raised matches. The ashtray features 3 lips and measures 6” x 7”
A magnificent piece.