Overall: 4 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 10.8 x 12.1 x 1.9 cm )
cast: on lip: ""DISCOVERY * OF * THE/ HVDSON * RIVER * MDCIX/ TERCENTENNIAL"
chased: below portrait: signed, "F. Ziegler"
stamped: on side: "GORHAM CO/ G [image of a lion] C/ Q178"
chased: around portrait: "HENDRIK HUDSON"
Rounded cast triangular souvenir ashtray from the Hudson-Fulton Celebration; chased medallion portrait of Henry Hudson in the center with an image of his ship the "Halve Maen" (Half Moon) above; the state shield of New York surrmounted by an eagle and the insignia of England in the corners; raised edge inscribed, "DISCOVERY * OF * THE/ HVDSON * RIVER * MDCIX/ TERCENTENNIAL;" signed by the artist along the bottom edge; manufacturer's stamp on the side.
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman, 1/17/10
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