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Subject:Japanese Nambu Tekki tray
Posted By: AAF Visitor Sun, Jul 10, 2022 IP:,165.2

Please help to translate and identify the marking on this cast iron tray which looks to be a Japanese Nambu Tekky. Any additional info including possible date of production is appreciated.

Subject:Re: Japanese Nambu Tekki tray
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, Jul 10, 2022

Into the bottom of the Nanbu Tekki made ashtray the enlarged head and tail side of a Chinese Han Dynasty knife-shaped commodity money is cast.
Top and bottom (Head),
大利千萬 - Tens of thousands of large profits
Middle (Tail),
五百   - 500
Back side of ashtray,
南部   - Nanbu

With regards,
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