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Swan Ashtray

This is a ashtray. It was made by Chase Brass & Copper Co.. It is dated 1930–40 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is polished chromium,enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mel Byars. It is credited Gift of Mel Byars.

Its dimensions are

Overall: 6.8 x 14 x 6.4 cm (2 11/16 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

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Swan Ashtray; Made by Chase Brass & Copper Co. (United States); polished chromium,enamel; Overall: 6.8 x 14 x 6.4 cm (2 11/16 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.); Gift of Mel Byars; 1991-59-112

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