Posted 2 years ago
One more little trinket from the 'house cleanout', still in progress BTW. (another few milk crates full added to the pile this evening in fact....my carport is getting *full*?!! <lol>)
This is a cute, kinda ornate little 6-sided metal ashtray measuring about 4-3/4" across with a "scottie dog" figure in its middle. It obviously has been well used, still with some old nicotine residue on it in a few spots probably and a couple small spots of (former) greenish corrosion on its bottom -- I cleaned it as gently as possible with hot water and a scrub sponge to get it looking as it does here, which is decidedly better than it was. While doing so I realized that it probably isn't solid/stamped copper (as I'd first guessed) but rather a plated kinda 'pot metal' molded item -- though it is overall thin enough that it almost could have been stamped.
There are no markings at all on it. I have no idea whatsoever who made it, where, nor when.