Posted 2 years ago
Here are two Italian glass pieces, one with controlled bubbles and one with metallic textured glass, both in a golden hue, not marked, probably recent.
I decided to take them with the camera in the full sun lighting, as an experiment. Found that they were a bit over bright and hard to see the details, plus the shade created is quite harsh.
The clover shape item is a small dish with a shallow depth, good for candy or other small pieces. The other has definite rim cavities for cigarettes, hard to see, in an image, but felt as a horizontal dip flat base of 1/2 inch, and an inch and a 1/2 long. My little glass stir stick with green ball end, shows how a cigarette will be held on the edge.
Why the explanation? Because sellers would rather call an ashtray as something else, because many people have never smoked and today most public places don't allow it. Because some glass collectors are not sure themselves what constitute an ashtray and what does not meet that criteria.
Of course, you don't need to have an ashtray to smoke, a saucer or dish will fill that role quite easily for some.