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Made by: Alexander Sturm (Silversmith)

Currently in storage

About this object

In the center of the ashtray is set a coin with a bust of Maria Theresa and an inscription. On the reverse of the coin is the Austrian imperial eagle with an inscription and the date 1780. The ashtray has vertical fluting at intervals and the edge is bent over.

Object name:
Made from:
Silver -- coin
Made in:
Vienna, Austria
Date made:
10.2 cm (4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK three hallmarks on bottom: 1) bird's head, 1 to the left, W to the right- Vienna, 1st silver standard (935) 2) 935 for the silver content 3) a four leaf clover in a circle- for the Viennese firm of Alexander Sturm, 1882-1922 INSCRIPTIONS SF [On coin at bottom] R.IMP.HU.BO.REG M.THERESA.D.G, [around coin on front] BURG.OO.TYR.1780.X AKCHID.AVST.DUX [Around coin on back]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973