Appraisal - Valuation

Waardebepaling - Schätzung

affensymbol3                   Appraisal: 1202.1401

Name: Peter Lane

Country: UK

Date: February 14, 2012

Want to sell this item?: No



image007 image009 image011


image002 For practical reasons, appraisals are now only published in the language of the enquiry. However, if you are interested in a translation, please let us know. Contact

image003  Taxaties worden vanaf nu alleen nog maar in de taal van de originele aanvraag gepubliceerd. Als je graag een vertaling zou willen hebben, laat het ons even weten. Contact

image004  Schätzungen werden ab sofort ausschliesslich in der Sprache der ursprünglichen Anfrage veröffentlicht. Wer eine Übersetzung haben möchte, kann diese bei uns anfragen. Kontakt

image005 Les évaluations sont maintenant publiées uniquement dans la langue de l'enquête. Cependant, si vous êtes intéressé par une traduction du texte, laissez-nous savoir. Contact


image002 I have an ashtray similar to UN04. Its about 3 ins tall has cigarette rests between each monkey and a well for ash in the centre. Metal, could be brass. I have had it many, many years possibly bought from a stall in London in the 70s. Never seen any others not even on your web site. Any ideas about origin?


image002  Your three-monkey ashtray is most likely of Japanese origin and was probably originally purchased in one of the many souvenir shops in Nikko, Japan. That was and is the best place in Japan for this kind of three-monkey items. My educated guess is that it is about 40-50 years old.

In the present economic situation it is very difficult to give a price indication. It obviously is an item that most likely will only be sought after by collectors of three-monkeys or ashtrays. To give you an idea, I would see this item in the UK£ 10 – 20 range. But if offered in an internet auction and you are lucky enough that two bidders start fighting over it, it could go higher.


Comments from readers:

image002  Emil Hi, Thank you for responding. Nice to know it may have made it half way around the world. I'm not looking to sell it, just wanted to know about it as I have not seen any other examples. Regards, Peter


Click here to view all other appraisals.

Hier klikken om alle andere waardepalingen te zien.

Hier klicken um alle anderen Schätzungen zu sehen.

Cliquez ici pour voir toutes les précédentes évaluations


Please note that these free online appraisals are based on the pictures and information that you send us and therefore hypothetical in nature. Although made to the best of our knowledge and based on the most current information available, they should not be used for insurance purposes or similar, nor are they intended as an offer to buy. Our online appraisals are provided as general information and for their educational value only!

Please report dead links



Back to top