1930s Japanese WW2 3-Piece Ashtray set

Here is a wonderful porcelain set from the 1930s. Sometimes you will find these inscribed to a soldier, and other times there are just general inscriptions. I am sure these were attractive to civilians as well. Here are some photos:

The top has a nicely molded bird. It is a bird of prey, such as a hawk or kite, but it seems a bit delicate.

The set consists of three pieces. The top is a lid, the center holds cigarettes, and the bottom is the ashtray. The center part is inscribed ‘The Glory of the Country’ while the ashtray says ‘Commemorative.’

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