French Art Deco Etched Blue Glass Brass and Hardstone Chinoiserie Ashtray

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Description

French Art Deco Etched Glass Brass and Hardstone Chinoiserie Ashtray, the blue glass etched with a scene of Classical figures in repose and at play, with a Chinoiserie brass mounted quadripodal base, the sides with bullet-shaped decoration terminating in pointed cylindrical jade-style beads. 

Unmarked, possibly by Wood & Caldwell. 

1 1/2" H., 4 1/4" W., 3 1/2" D. 

Circa 1925. 

Items such as this ashtray would have been considered the height of chic in a woman's dressing room in the 1920s.