October 23, 2021

Design #550

INSCRIPTION: RAISED LETTERS IN THREE LINES AROUND THE CIRCUMFERENCE; “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.”
INTERIOR DESIGN OF ASH TRAY
BOTTOM MARKINGS OF ASHTRAY

Design:  #550

Date Designed:  1906

Designer:  unknown

Description:  Ashtray. Inscription in raised letters, around the circumference of the ashtray. Floral decoration inside the bowl of the ashtray. Made of red clay. Bottom markings include the Double-A, Van Briggle, Colorado Springs, date of 1906 and Design #550.

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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