Paperweight Ashtray

Object Name: 
Paperweight Ashtray

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Object Name: 
Paperweight Ashtray
Accession Number: 
96.2.6
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 3.6 cm, Diam: 11.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1978
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London
Primary Description: 
Thick-walled ashtray of circular shape with straight sides made of colorless and transparent to opaque polychrome glass canes. The exterior of the side is decorated with a band of cut fluting. A cushion of closely packed millefiori canes is fused into the center of the dish, forming a convex shape on the interior and a slightly convex, protruding circle under the base. A date cane is prominently located near the center in the interior of the vessel. It consists of the white symbol of Whitefriars Glass Litd in the center surrounded by a white circle, with a semi-circle of 6 white and blue star shapes above and the date "1976" below. Box: square two-part bottom board, paper and maroon fabric lining. Grey tweed exterior, gold inner box with fabric lining. Lid board and paper/tweed exterior with gold letters "WHITEFRIARS / hand-made crystal".
Department: 
Provenance: 
The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London, Former Collection
1996-04-23
Category: 
Inscription: 
WHITEFRIARS / FULL LEAD CRYSTAL / MADE IN ENGLAND
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