Imperial Japanese Army Manchuria Incident Smoking Set
A pre WW2 Imperial Japanese Army smoking set. The set commemorates the ‘Triumphant Return Memorial’ for the Manchuria incident.
The Manchurian Incident was an event staged by the Japanese military as a pretext for the 1931 Japanese invasion of Manchuria. The Japanese invasion of Manchuria began on 18th September 1931 and the occupation lasted until August 1945.
The cased silver plate set comprises of a gilt lined cigarette case showing the Imperial Army star below a map of Manchuria. An amber glass lined ashtray in the form of the Japanese national flag and a matchbox holder with the national anthem written on either side.
There is some plate loss from age.
The wooden display case is complete with silk lining and clasp.
The case measures 9” wide by 6.5” deep and stands at 2” tall.