Porcelain ashtray 'For he's a Jolly Good Fellow' - (Occupied) Japan - 1950-1959
Particularly rare ashtray made of Japanese porcelain in a hand-decorated interior. "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" is written in italics on the plinth. The ashtray was made for the amusement of the American occupiers in occupied Japan after World War 2 and pokes fun at the defeated enemy, in the personification of Emperor Hirohito.
A rare historical gem and an absolute collector's item!
Japan was occupied and governed by the victorious Allies of World War II from the surrender of the Empire of Japan in 1945 at the end of the war until the Treaty of San Francisco came into effect in 1952. The occupation, led by the United States with support from the British Commonwealth and overseen by the Far East Commission, involved a total of nearly 1 million Allied soldiers. This foreign presence marks the only time in Japan's history that it has been occupied by a foreign power.
Status report: in good condition, with traces of age and use
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