Brought back by my uncle from a copper mining town in Chile in the late 40's. My father told me his brother went to South America right from getting out of the army in 1946. My uncle told me back in the mid 70's that it looked like a hundred men, women, and some kids making these ashtrays, pounding everything by hand, along the road & in a field near the mine.
These were not made for export. I doubt if there are many anywhere in the U.S.
All copper "Hand Hammered" ashtrays with the Chilean Coat of Arms (Adopted 26 June 1834) & the "Republic of Chile". The 1 coat of arms is silver, as pictured.
A five pointed star is in the center of the shield. This background is supported in one side by a condor, the most significant bird of prey from the Andes, and in the other, by a huemul, the most singular and rare mammal of the Chilean territory.
Again... These were not made for export. I doubt if there are many anywhere in the U.S.
$40 for the ashtray with the silver coat of arms. On this ashtray, it "might be" the president of Chile on the spot where you set down a cigarette. I don't know if a coin was used.
$30 for the hammered all copper ashtray.
$50 for both... Firm.
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