This cast iron ashtray was made in Japan, anywhere from 1930-1950. The design has been associated with Marilyn Monroe because she owned one (or two), and it was seen in photos from her death scene in her livingroom. She allegedly bought it on a trip to Japan with Joe DiMaggio.
The actual ashtray sold in an auction for $10,240.
It can be used for it's intended purpose as an ashtray, or would also make a perfect trinket dish - with rings stored on the neck of the swan.
Material: Painted Brass
Dimensions: 5.5" x 3" x 4"
Inventory number: MI2013 / MI2014
Keep in mind ...
Our vintage and antique pieces have traveled throughout the world and survived decades - maybe even centuries - of use. Do not expect them to be in perfect or *new* condition. Signs of their past makers and owners may be noticeable such as small holes, loose threads, & stains. In our opinion, this adds to their charm!