Ashtray

Ashtray

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Description
Raised circular bowl ornamented with a triple-reeded band and three, equidistant, arrow-shaped cigarette holders applied at its rim, and five turquoise stones of different geometric shapes bezel set on its rounded sides; a small, incuse swastika-shape is stamped between the stones and a larger version of the motif is stamped three times on the flat bottom. No foot ring. Bottom underside struck incuse "STERLING" in sans serif letters, "J.H" between two sideways Ys, and "105".
Mark is that of John Hasselbring/Hasselbring Manufacturing Co. of Brooklyn, NY; in business, circa 1890-1955. Firm originally named after founder, incorporated in 1911 as the Hasselbring Mfg. Co., and finally purchased by Crown Silver Co., circa 1955.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ashtray
date made
1890-1955
place made
United States: New York, Brooklyn
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
turquoise (mounted stones material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/4 in x 5 3/8 in x 5 in; 5.715 cm x 13.6525 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
DL.60.1729
catalog number
60.1729
accession number
200122
Credit Line
Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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