Dutch silver ashtray, 835 silver, Amsterdam 1929, tavern scene
Silver ashtray hallmarked for Dutch .835 grade silver. The ashtray has an embossed tavern scene surrounded with a pierced bird pattern rim.
This ashtray is in a good silver weight and is large enough to contain 5 cigarette rests.
Whether or not this ashtray is used by smokers for its original purpose is almost irrelevant in the context of the stunning embossed scene of patrons sitting outside a tavern, smoking pipes; playing instruments; feeding a dog and generally relaxing among their tools and pitchers, presumably at the end of a hard-working day. The scene is enhanced by the pierced rim designed with a crested bird amongst ornate leaves. Just beautiful! The ashtray would look great as a wall plaque or displayed on a stand for a full appreciation of the detail.
The ashtray is hallmarked with the maker's initials for H Hooijkaas of Scoonehovensche. It was assayed in Amsterdam and the date letter is for 1929.
Maximum diameter is 16 cm/6.25 inches.Height is around 1.5 cm/0.6 inches. Silver weight is 151g - almost 5 troy ounces.
The ashtray is in very good condition. I can find no damage or wear except for a few minor pocks which will polish out if required on solid silver like this.
Postage will be by signed delivery with tracking to international destinations.
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