Posted 6 years ago
Christmas gifts are all opened. I got a couple of wonderful gifts from the kids and the wife, including this beautiful crystal cigarette holder and ashtray.
It stands 9" tall. The base is solid brass and the Cherub appears to be silver-plated, as it has some tarnish.
The original seller that she bought it from said it was from the late 1940s to early 1950s but who knows if they were lying or not.
The crystal is cut nicely, with the grooves for the cigarettes in 2 of the 4 corners. The lid comes off to reveal the cigarette holder itself.
The underside says "MADE IN SPAIN."
No makers marks, patent numbers, or branding anywhere on it.
Any ideas? I just was hoping to date it and find out anything you experts might know. It might even be a reproduction, but I tend to doubt it. It appears to have real age and patina.
Any advice is greatly appreciated. Merry Christmas!