Pincherettes were an interesting addition to the smoker's world. Meant to "Pinch" the cigarette in the beak of various birds; Toucans, Pelicans, Storks, etc., the "Pincherette" was made by a couple of different manufacturers like Hamilton & Diecast. I believe this is a Diecast venture, but not sure because it only states a "usa patent pending". It is in nice vintage condition with but a few tiny scratches on the bottom (typical with ashtrays, given their purpose and use). Nice, tight connections and very clean.