Featured Interesting Ashtray,I Found Today...ID Help??

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  1. SPERLS

    SPERLS sperls

    Any information appreciated 4"x 3"...Thanks P6080003.JPG P6080002.JPG P6080004.JPG
     

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  2. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Carved agate? Lotus petal? Maybe it didn't start as an ashtray.
     
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  3. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I think that is a good possibility.

    Stone looks like Jade - or one of the many stones called jade. The bottom metal looks like some of the things Japan did back in the 50s/60s
     
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  4. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Taking that back.

    Just noticed the nice floral pattern. Maybe Italy.
     
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  5. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Nice Art Nouveau/Rococo vibe to it. I like it.
     
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  6. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I agree, a beautiful Chinese lotus leaf brushwasher that has been turned into an ashtray. The stone looks like chalcedony to me.
    It will be worth more as a brushwasher, but I suppose the cigarette rest could serve as a brush rest.
     
  8. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Absolutely!!! The brush washer is nicely carved in calcedony :woot:.
    It seems a company (?) mounted chinese artefacts (old or newish) in the mid 20th century years for occidentals.
    I have a soft translucent stone double peaches with leaves 20190612_110720.jpg 20190612_110648_resized.jpg 20190612_110657_resized.jpg pin dish mounted with beads as feet and a tiny elephant as decor, and have seen this same kind of sloppy mounting on several other pieces in years.
     
  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    A strange marriage, but much cuter than an ashtray.:) I would have bought that, just for the quirkiness of it.
    What, no kyratisation on the missing bead foot?:confused: Kyra, are you feeling ok?:nurse:
     
  10. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    :hilarious: :shame: Not found convenient bead yet:joyful: and not sure what I want to make with it (I hoped from the bad pics of the listing I may get a jade piece... for 5€...:facepalm:)
     
  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I know, it is a gamble which can turn out wonderfully. But 5€ is not bad at all.:)
     
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  12. SPERLS

    SPERLS sperls

    I called it an ashtray..It looks like an ashtray....But,it is a brushwasher & I will,from now on, call it a brushwasher!....The rest does work much better with a brush,than a cigarette....Thanks AJ & everyone else,for your help
     
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  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The way it is now it is definitely an ashtray. The stone, without the metal frame, was once a brushwasher. Brushes would rest on a separate brush rest, like this one:
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  14. SPERLS

    SPERLS sperls

    I would rather,it be a brushwasher:)
     
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  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Brushwasher it is then.:) With a very nifty built-in brushrest.;)
     
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