Rare Japanese Imperial Government presentation donation bowl. The bowl itself stands 8cm height by 17cm across the rim, made of white metal this impressive piece is decorated with a floral design and central to the bowl is a large imperial star.
The presentation box is covered in a snakeskin pattern wrap and is embossed on the lid with two anti-flak guns and what looks like a Japanese zero fighter. The internal finish is a salmon coloured velour. These pieces were presented to towns and villages that donated large amounts towards the war effort ..