Posted 3 years ago
When I found this ashtray while cleaning out my mother's basement, I thought Kevin might enjoy seeing it. When I saw he might be leaving us, I decided I'd better stop procrastinating.
The ashtray is about 4 1/2" across, and the blue image seems to have been silkscreened on the underside of the glass (I can feel the raised ink as I run my finger over the underside). I'm not sure if silkscreen vice decal would help establish the age. I did not notice the yellowish crud in the corner in picture two untill I posted the picture, but it came off with a damp washcloth.
This ashtray was sitting on some storage shelving near the basement ceiling and had such a heavy coat of dust on it that I didn't see any decoration at all untill I wiped it off. I don't know how old this thing is, but we haven't had a sailor in the family since WWII, and the last smoker in this house died in about 1970.