Bulldog Motif - British Cloisonne (glass Bead & Brass) Cigar Ashtray Circa 1900
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Bulldog Motif - British Cloisonne (glass Bead & Brass) Cigar Ashtray Circa 1900:
British Cloisonne Bulldog ashtray. Made in England Circa 1900. Made for cigars, and has a Bulldog on it - of Sir Winston Churchill it reminds me. Same technique as the oriental, image is made from strips of bent metal . Filling in the gaps are colored glass beads. Clear glass on both sides. Maker mark is clearly stamped "THE BRITISH CLOISONNE CO 40 BERNERS ST" . Obviously some beads missing. A few loose rolling around inside. The glass center is firm in place. And the beads are sticking together - as you see it. The green beads near the gap show no movement. Brass base showing its age, a couple dents and minor bend. Weight = 135 grams. Dimensions are slightly larger than 6.5 x 5".