Ashtray shaped like an artist's palette

Ashtray shaped like an artist's palette
Title
Ashtray shaped like an artist's palette
Date 
ca. 1930-1955
Medium 
Porcelain
Dimensions 
Overall: 5/8 x 5 3/8 x 4 3/4 x 5 in. ( 1.6 x 13.7 x 12.1 x 12.7 cm )
Description 
Molded ashtray shaped like an artist's palette with black transfer printed view of two steam engines and train cars on suspended tracks travelling across a landscape; the transfer print is filled in with hand painted overglaze in brown, blue-green, yellow, and other colors; there are traces of gold luster around part of the rim.
Credit Line 
Gift of Ms. Dora Whitman Flukiger
Object Number 
1955.241
Marks 
printed: in black on back: "Made in Germany" printed: in black on front and on bottom view: "Mt. Clay and Jacob's Ladder"
Gallery Label 
This dish is part of the Hotel Dauphin Collection of railroad china and dining car plates; this is possibly a souvenir ashtray.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group