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Article about: by Erno I really like the floor ashtray! You're correct that it is totally unrelated to Nazism; I believe it is American in origin, and from the 1920s or earlier. I really like these art dec

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    Dad had this in his Den forever he said he thought it had nothing to do with Germans was a old Art Deco piece from the 20's or 30's before Nazi's and the Swaz was used in some of those type of items. The small ashtray with the boy must be a WW2 US or British anti Nazi ashtray. I have no idea where they came from and tall ashtray stand appears to have been repainted gold. I have found one other through the years by old Manions that sold it as WW2 German which I always had my doubts. There are no Marks on either one. timothy
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    I think it is Dutch and making a statement.

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    The boy figure is 'Le Pisseur' - a French concoction
    I believe. Definitely making a statement,
    as Steve says above.........!
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    Steve.

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    It's actually called the Manneken Pis and is in Brussels, Belgium. The 61 cm tall bronze statue on the corner of Rue de l'Etuve and Rue des Grands Carmes was made in 1619 by Brussels sculptor Hieronimus Duquesnoy the Elder. The figure has been repeatedly stolen, the current statue dates from 1965. The original restored version is kept at the Maison du Roi, or Broodhuis on the Grand Place.

    On occasion, the statue is hooked up to a keg of beer. Cups will be filled up with the beer flowing from the statue and given out to people passing by. Shame it isn't Guinness.....

    It has been reproduced many times over the years as corkscrews, ashtrays and other assorted tourist tat, although this one may be genuinely subversive as it's actually peeing on the symbol of the Third Reich....Is that just a coincidence? I think not! There are other copies of the statue urinating into fountains in several Belgian towns. There is also one in Tokyo, Japan, where it was presented to the Japanese people by the Belgian ambassador.

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    I have a corkscrew somewhere .

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    Thanks for the correction and expounding on it Ned.........!
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    Steve.

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    I've seen him twice, though the last time was in the mid 80's when they'd dressed him up in Navy no.1 blues.....
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Neat item....and i see where the cigars will sit on the 3 reserved places..but circled in orange..what is that part used for?
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    Quote by Larry C View Post
    Neat item....and i see where the cigars will sit on the 3 reserved places..but circled in orange..what is that part used for?
    That's for one of my Romeo y Julieta Churchill cigars.....
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    I really like the floor ashtray! You're correct that it is totally unrelated to Nazism; I believe it is American in origin, and from the 1920s or earlier. I really like these art deco floor ashtrays.

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