Ashtray

Object Number: 
2000.38
Date: 
1940-1960
Medium: 
Ceramic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. ( 3.8 x 12.1 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on the side: three times, "STORK CLUB" stamped: on the base: "HALL" in a circle above "MADE IN USA"
Description: 
Circular ceramic ashtray with match holder; painted black; inscribed three times on the side "STORK CLUB" in white; maker's mark stamped on the base.
Gallery Label: 
This ceramic ashtray with match holder was made for and used in the Stork Club in New York City. Mr. Buckley aquired it while cleaning out an abandoned house in Brooklyn. Sherman Billingsley, the proprietor of the Stork Club, was famous for merchandizing the Club through souvenir items like this ashtray.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Michael Buckley
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group