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Posted 4 years ago


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Anyone have a clue what these are used for? I've had them for a while and always tried to wonder about them. Maybe for pouring salt in an open wound? Nah... Salt cellars? Spoon rests?

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Spoon rests?
  2. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    Lol, I edited this and added that RIGHT before you commented the same thing
    Did a Google, that's what they are
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Early Sunday morning here! Glad to help! Just going through AeOn's review process of the last few years. Enjoyed your new post.
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Webster Company ashtray
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
  6. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    I found the same thing under "spoon rest sterling" on Google, but I do see those on Replacements as ashtrays. Why would there be a set of 12 ashtrays?? It seems more likely that there would be a set of 12 spoon rests for a dinner service, you know?
  7. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Imagine a dinner/cocktail party mid century, everyone smoked & you either stood around one large astray or used an individual ashtray.
    If you do a search for individual ashtrays or individual ashtray sets you will find them in glass, china, silver & in sets with holders.

  8. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    To put citron slides with fish, official dinner?
  9. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    Hmm I see ones made of different materials, but they all have the little ledge for the cigarette to rest on that keeps the cherry from touching anything. And plus, people didn't smoke cigarettes when these were made, they smoked pipes. They're not tarnished either, and sterling ashtrays terribly bad. I think they are spoon rests, and they got monogrammed with the rest of the flatware.
  10. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    You've determined the age?
  11. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    The box of flatware had the old monogram order in the bottom, it was in 19-oh-something

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