It has been polished and coated with a specialized lacquer to keep it from tarnishing. There is some missing brass plating from the bottom of the stand and the holder for the glass ashtray insert. There does not appear to be any missing plating from the handle or middle section.
Same stand, different ashtray insert. In spite of the missing plating the stand has a lot of shine to it. The bare metal look is much nicer than if it were painted.
Out of fashion as a comtemporary piece it has been mostly used as a soldering iron holder.
Molding marks on the lower part of the center section indicate that it was manufactured after the 1950's.
It has suffered some plating loss, but not quite so noticeable once the ashtray is in it.
This picture makes the base look worse than it really is. Could be replated with a home plating kit. They typically cost about $100. The kit would have enough materials to plate 10-15 such items. The results are normally pretty good and don't take much time to accomplish.
This is what the stand looks like completely disassembled. The bottom part of the base has been painted.
The bottom part of the base has rubber pads. The middle section can be assembled in 1 of 4 ways depending on your taste. The center rod has been clear coated with the exception of the threads which have been lublicated. Notice the underside of the base and ashtray holder show no signs of missing brass plating.
This is the ashtray that was purchased to fit in the holder. It is a vintage piece made anywhere from the 1950's through the 1970's by Anchor Hocking. It was called Berwick or Boopie named for the marble like beads encircling the outer edge.
It is 4.7 inches across at its widest point and 1.2 inches tall. The lip is 0.65 inches including ball edge. The well is 3.26 inches in diameter and 0.9 iches deep. Each ball is 0.51 inches in diameter.
The flash from the camera was increased to show that the ashtray is more of a butterscotch color rather than an amber one.
No imperfections could be found and no markings to indicate manufacture.
As you can see there is a very tiny lip that the bottom rests on.
The ashtray is within an eighth of an inch from fitting perfectly in the stand. Otherwise, the ashtray rests on its marble like beads. A thin felt pad on the bottom would remedy this issue.
This is the other ashtray insert that comes with the stand. It fits very nicely in the ashtray stand.
This is not actually an ashtray but an appetizer plate made by annieglass from California that retails for $59 as of 2022.
Although the interior is very smooth the bottom has an equisite texture to it.
It is a hand made Roman style dish with a genuine platinum band. These dishes are also made with 24K gold.
The platinum is so thin you can actually see through it when held up to a light.
It measures 6.12 inches in diameter. The bottom diameter 3.1 inches. The band is 0.5 inches in width and 1.11 inches deep.
The original label reads ANNIEGLASS HAND MADE IN CALIFORNIA DISHWASHER SAFE. The bottom is etched with © annieglass 36/311 USA. It is assumed that this piece was number 36 out of 311. Probably made after the year 2000.
Brass Plated Stand Up Ashtray, Circa 1968
A collection of images from a vintage standup brass plated ashtray that was probably made during the late 1960's. Its design is from decades earlier.
Most items of this type are heavily corroded and sell in the $100 range without glass inserts. This one has been polished and clear coated and comes with 2 really nice ashtray inserts.
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Valued in the range of $75 - $150.