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Ashtray

Ashtray
Title
Ashtray
Date 
1940-1960
Medium 
Ceramic
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. ( 3.8 x 12.1 cm )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Michael Buckley
Object Number 
2000.38
Marks 
painted: on the side: three times, "STORK CLUB" stamped: on the base: "HALL" in a circle above "MADE IN USA"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group