Three Wise Monkeys - See Hear Speak No Evil - Vintage Ceramic Incense Burner and Ashtray Combination - Vintage Decor

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Featured is a wonderful vintage rendition of the classic Three Wise Monkeys. Sometimes called the three mystic apes, are a pictorial maxim. Together they embody the proverbial principle "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil". These three ceramic pieces are about 6 inches tall and about 4 1/2 inches wide. What makes these pieces unique is the fact that they are incense burners and ashtrays as well as being decorative accent pieces. The bottom of each is covered with thin felt to prevent scratching. The maker is unknown, but these were sold in the 1960's along historic Route 50 at the Cool Spring Park near Morgantown, West Virginia, and they bear the original label from that venue. For decades the park was a popular roadside attraction, and it is still in operation today. All three are in great shape, free from cracks, chips, or crazing. All 3 offered here for one low price.

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I do combine shipping when possible for smaller items and refund shipping overages if they’re over $1.50. Note, many large items cannot be combined into one box and must be shipped separately to give them the best chance of making their way to you safely. I’m not trying to make money off of shipping charges, and will do my best to provide you with the lowest possible cost. I strive to ship items no later than the following business day. Items are generally shipped USPS priority mail which includes $50 insurance. All items are carefully packaged. If an item is damaged during shipping, please take pictures and let me know immediately so a claim can be filed with the shipper. If you prefer an alternate shipping method please send me a message to discuss options.

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All items are described as accurately as possible, and any damage noted. Items are twenty or more years old and may show wear consistent with age/use. I encourage you to ask any questions prior to purchase. I generally do not accept returns, but there are always exceptions, so please message me if you feel you need to return an item. If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason please reach out right away so that we may reach an amicable solution, I want you to be happy with and enjoy your purchase!


I enjoy finding vintage pieces and moving them along to new homes. I’m an easy going person and do this more as a hobby than a business, I like researching these old items to find their origins/history. If you want to discuss any items listed, tell me I’m way off base on my pricing, wrong on my description, or whatever convo me!

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VERY nicely done! Great item, fair price, fast shipping, and secure packaging. Total package. Nothing more to ask for! First class all the way. Highly recommended-this seller knows what they are doing.

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