I snagged this Elephant piece from my Dad's collection a few weeks back. It is a set of 3 personal ashtrays. You can see them there on the left of the photo above. Very Mad Men-ish, right? Take an ashtray and pass one around to your guests. The elephant had me convinced we should take him home, but then I turned it over and was very surprised to see the mark: Made in Occupied Japan.
That means it is firmly dated from 1945 to 1952 per the info
out on the web. Neat stuff and thus far, it has fit in well on our mantle in the living room.
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