July 24, 2021

Design #550

Design:  #550

Date Designed:  1906

Designer:  unknown

Description:  Ashtray.  Inscription, “Defilement of the room by ash of cigars is forbidden to the severest.  Anyone who not withstanding makes guilty of such a one will be punished irrevocably by House arrest.”

Dimensions:  4 3/4″ diameter at top, 5″diameter at bottom, 2″ height.

Other:  Drawing in Revised Catalogue of Van Briggle Designs by Robert Wyman Newton depicts top of ashtray.

Collection:  Private


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