New Mammy Toothpick Holder Marked NipponBy Mark Chervenka
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.