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silver ash container (ashtray) - England





English silver
ash container
(ashtray) this is an unusual silver example of English ashtray made in Birmingham (UK) in 1930 by silversmith S L D.
The ashtray has a special mechanism (pat. N 253518 No-fume) which prevents smoke smelling to spread outside the container.
The ashtray has a black bakelite base and a guillochet motif on the body.
It is 3 1/4 in. high (cm. 8) and was bought from an Italian dealer.

English silver ash container (ashtray) English silver ash container (ashtray) English silver ash container (ashtray) hallmarks

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