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    Posted 5 years ago

    Vrgdc
    (25 items)

    I actually bought this ashtray about 20 years ago on ebay. It's about 8 inches wide and about 7 inches tall, and it has Austria inscribed on the back. I believe it to be from the Art Nouveau period, at one time I knew the name of the artist who made it, but I've since forgotten. I liked it as soon as I saw it because of the bronze figures of an older boy showing a younger boy how to smoke cigarettes. Anyone over 30 years old has to be able to identify with this. Now they have electronic cigarettes, and tobacco isn't as widely accepted as it once was. There was a time when this country was being settled that tobacco was actually used as currency. Things are so much different today.

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    1. pops52 pops52, 5 years ago
      This is fantastic! I love it!
    2. Vrgdc Vrgdc, 5 years ago
      Thanks pops52!
    3. Vrgdc Vrgdc, 5 years ago
      PhilDavid AlexanderMorris, You may be right, It has a chip on the side close to where it says Austria. If I posted a picture of the area where it is chipped would it help you to determine the material?
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Beautiful!!
    5. Vrgdc Vrgdc, 5 years ago
      Thanks SEAN68!
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Your welcome Vrgdc!!!
    7. mcheconi mcheconi, 5 years ago
      Oh the good times when kids were allowed to smoke...
    8. Vrgdc Vrgdc, 5 years ago
      mcheconi, When were kids allowed to smoke?
    9. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      That is so politically incorrect it is great. Plus it is a beautiful piece.
    10. Vrgdc Vrgdc, 5 years ago
      Phil,
      There's no way light could shine through this material. I'll post some close up pictures tomorrow. Thanks for the help.
    11. Vrgdc Vrgdc, 5 years ago
      Phil, Ive been busy so haven't had the time to take the pictures, but I will soon.
    12. Vrgdc Vrgdc, 5 years ago
      Exactly!
    13. Vrgdc Vrgdc, 5 years ago
      Phil, I'm sorry it took so long, but I had some issues to deal with.
    14. pcdocstl06 pcdocstl06, 5 years ago
      Nice piece!!
    15. Vrgdc Vrgdc, 5 years ago
      Thanks pcdocstl06!
    16. Moonhill Moonhill, 4 years ago
      Great piece... The base stone is made of agate.

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