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Tobacciana1182 of 1878Brass Ash TrayTrench Art ashtray with 20mm round
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Posted 2 years ago

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TeresaD
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Not sure what this is it looks like turquoise carved into a ashtray But it has alot of this glossy substance that is flaking off It weighs 4lbs 9 and a half ounces so it is heavy I'm looking for your opinion

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  1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    The man's face is totally neat. Do you want to part with it?
  2. TeresaD TeresaD, 2 years ago
    Can anyone lell what this is by looking at the picture
  3. TeresaD TeresaD, 2 years ago
    Okay nOw I can't tell what this is made from because I'm able to scratch it with my fingernail but its some kind of soft stone it's extremely cold to the touch it weighs almost 5 pounds the glossy substance is flaking off I'm puzzled I can't tell what this is anyone able to help me identify it
  4. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 2 years ago
    It looks so much like green agate. As if they found the stone and carved it flat with a hole and cigarette holder. If you look at the Indian Bracelet I have posted, it is exactly the same green. I always thought the dark green turqoise comes from deeper mines, where the pressure changes their color, basically, it is older turqoise. If this is a chunk of green turqoise, it is very valuable. If it is a huge chunk of green agate, it's still no slouch. I am curious about the flaking, but as you see in geodes, the interior is much harder than the "mixed mineral" coating of the stone. I would google a rock shop and e-mail them a couple of photos. It is gorgeous, and your nails look great, too!! A beautiful piece, don't get rid of it till you have some idea of it's worth. Thanks for posting, Mich
  5. LoriLovesVintage, 11 months ago
    My dad used to have the same ashtray kind of ashtray although his was shades of beige to brown. I believe his was quartz. Eventually his started to flake on the top surface (mostly in the bowl) we well. I believe what was flaking was a coating that had been applied to prevent the ashes from turning the ashtray black as ashes would get imbedded into the minute cavities of the rock. I say this because the ashtray always cleaned up nicely, but after the flaking started it was impossible to clean properly.

    HTH!
    Lori

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