British Propaganda Ashtray

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThis is one of a series of faux chamber pots put out by Fieldings of Staffordshire, England early in 1939 to take advantage of the, then recent, “Violation of Poland” by Hitler’s armies. It is tiny in size, less than 5cm in diameter. On the front it says ‘Flip Your Ashes On Old Nasty” and “The Violation of Poland”. On the rear it says “Jerry No1”. Inside is a cartoon image of Hitler, probably by David Low, a prominent political cartoonist of the period. The design is by the outstanding designer Enoch Boulton.

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