New Mammy Toothpick Holder Marked NipponBy

New Mammy Toothpick Holder Marked Nippon

This new 3" ceramic mammy toothpick holder has been seen priced $75-$95. It is a fantasy item made up for a Pennsylvania antique reproduction wholesaler that sold them for $1.50. No piece like this toothpick holder was ever made with an authentic Nippon mark. Marks with the word Nippon were originally used only until 1921. Sample provided for photography courtesy Joan Van Patten.

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Front and back of new 3" mammy ceramic toothpick holder.

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Fig. 3 Base of new mammy toothpick holder as obtained from reproduction wholesaler. Note removable labels. "Nippon" in red.