SMOKING ASHTRAY. Anthropomorphic ashtray... - Lot 113 - Herbette

Lot 113
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SMOKING ASHTRAY. Anthropomorphic ashtray... - Lot 113 - Herbette
SMOKING ASHTRAY. Anthropomorphic ashtray representing a caricatured head of the singer of "BARBER SHOP QUARTET". Polychrome porcelain bearing the title of a song "For he's a very good fellow". Japanese production of the years 1945/50. Marked in hollow under the base OCCUPIED JAPAN. Part of a set of 4, with variations. The BARBER SHOP QUARTET was born at the beginning of 1900 in American hairdressing salons, where customers used to sing "a capella" while waiting for their turn. This genre gave rise to contests and festivals, and is still in vogue today in the United States. In France the genre was represented by the "Frères Jacques" Height: 14cm.
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