Posted 5 years ago
As I was waiting for new tyres to be put on my car, I walked to a Goodwill I rarely go to (small, with mostly modern junk) and went to the aisle of knickknacks first rather than glass, for whatever reason (I usually hit up glass first), and quickly spotted this among the junk.
I picked it up and immediately saw "STERLING" faintly debossed on it. Upon closer inspection, I realised it said neither E.P. (Plated) nor "Weighted" (foil), and realised what it was. While not exactly a thick coating, it's a bit thicker than regular weighted sterling.
Due to the weight, I determined the glass is a leaded glass.
So, for $1 I got a sterling-silver-collared leaded-pattern-glass ashtray of unknown origin and age.
I found a British mark for B-I, but their mark is in an oval, whereas this one is free.
I'm just curious who made this and when?