Art Deco Shelley Ashtray

R260.00

Art Deco Shelley Ashtray

R260.00

When it comes to ashtrays you don’t get much prettier than today’s vintage bone china ashtray by English pottery house, Shelley! Just look at that fabulous shape and wonderful painted decoration – it reminds me of a cross between Susie Cooper’s Wedding Ring pattern, and enamelled guilloché that was so popular during the art deco period. The maker’s mark dates the ashtray to sometime between 1925 and 1940, but it’s such a classically deco piece, my guess would be that it’s towards the earlier of those dates – which also explains why there’s some wear to the paintwork – you’d also be looking a little worse for wear if you were going on for a 100 years!

Dimensions: 11cm in diameter x 4cm tall

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