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Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by ascot, Dec 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM.

  1. ascot

    ascot Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know what these were used for? My guesses are ashtrays or spoon rests, but WDIK? 4 1/2" long, 2 1/4" wide, 1/2" high, curved opening at one end. One is marked with a gold shield that reads "Villenauxe en Champagne" around the shield and Made in France below.

    Thank you for your help!

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  2. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Toothpicks probably.
     
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  3. anundverkaufen

    anundverkaufen Well-Known Member

    Are they from Maxims de Paris? Lots listed as ashtrays/cendrier from there.
     
  4. ascot

    ascot Well-Known Member

    Thank you! That's it!
     
  5. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BOARED!

    With the indentation on one end, I was thinking spoon rests....
     
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  6. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    I think spoons too.
     
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  7. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    there are some around. "cendrier"... but what item isn't abused as an ashtray in France :).
     
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