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Fab C1910 BLack African CONGO Native Brass Ashtray

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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Memorabilia: Black Americana: Pre 1920: item # 793291

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Glastonbury, CT 06033
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$595.00

Fab C1910 BLack African CONGO Native Brass  Ashtray
$595.00

Measuring 6.25 inches long x 5 inches wide, this well detailed, circa 1910, brass ashtray depicts a smiling black male native reclining on a stylized seashell.

In fabulous condition with 90+ years of all original surface patina, this phenomenal piece is very highly detailed and displays wonderfully! It authentically depicts the highly fashionable Art Nouveau styling which was so wildly popular at the turn of the 20th century. This brass ashtray promotes the English settlement of the CONGO on the African continent, and thus, the words "CONGO" are impressed across the native's chest. The earliest version of this ashtray was crafted in BRONZE did not feature the Congo label across the native's chest. The extremely rare bronze version of this ashtray is also featured for sale on this website.

A must-have piece for the sophisticated Black Americana collector, the brass version is a much more affordable alternative to the Bronze ashtray, if so desired!



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