Went shopping today – got my hands on two beautiful items:
An ashtray, on the back it is written Emaux de Louvière, a monkey pulling a cat’s tail. I first saw it two years ago when I visited the Jeux de Balle market for the first time. Every time I went, I looked at it. The guy always told me the price was 25 euros. Today I finally decided to buy it. If nobody got it in the last two years …
I offered the guy 20 euros and he accepted.
Crazings are visible and they add up to the mystery:
An alarm table clock on which it is written Black Forest, West Germany. It is functional, but lacks 2 small screws (out of 3) which keep the back attached to the mechanism.
‘Les emaux de Louvieres Belgium was beginning in 2006 to make copies or things inspired by Longwy. Your ashtray is not older than 8 years but beautiful. You can read about this things :