Originally made as a pen holder, and in later years used as an incense burner. I'm not sure what this figure is! A gargoyle? Or, Demon of some sort? He has bright green, enamel painted eyes, and large ear holes for the smoke to escape. The top of his head is hinged with an old, open, c style hinge. He measures 2&1/2 inches tall, and 3 inches from front to back. He has been used, and there is some damage, or wear, to the finish on the top of his head, as you can see in the photos. Oddly, the inside doesn't have it. Also, on the top of his head is a spot of white, like a paint drip. There is all over age wear to the finish. I wish I knew more about this unusual and interesting piece, but it doesn't have any marks, and the antique mall I purchased it from had no information.
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