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Hillwood Mansion, Pavilion
Container for Smoking and Tobacco Use
Fabergé (firm); Nevalainen, Anders (workmaster) (attr.)
1896-1908 (ashtray); 1772 (coin)
Silver, enamel, gilt
H. 7/8 in., W. 4 5/8 in., D. 3 1/2 in.
This ashtray is enamelled in translucent blue against a guilloche ground and features silver handles in the shape of serpents. The bottom of the ashtray is set with a silver Catherine II coin, dated 1772. Bunches of reeds carved from silver accent the tray at regular intervals along its edge.
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
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