Siamese Purple

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Object Name: 
Ashtray
Title: 
Siamese Purple
Accession Number: 
2009.4.74
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1.8 cm, W: 17.7 cm, D: 12.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1961
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Gerbasi
Primary Description: 
Transparent purple and opaque blue and green glass; kiln-formed, fused. Rectangular purple ashtray with green and blue stripes in a pattern resembling whiskers on a cat.
Provenance: 
Gerbasi, Anthony E., Source
2009-07-16
Gerbasi, Nancy, Source
2009-07-16
Inscription: 
higgins
signature
Gilded On top of ashtray, bottom left corner Gold signature in script.
Higgins: Adventures in Glass (1997) pp. 30, 45, 71; BIB# 36781