Bring a bit of the British Isles into your home with this Scotsman of the Cameron Clan ashtray. This Plichta London, England Ashtray features an authentic-looking huntsman dressed in a kilt in the browns and golds of his Cameron tartan, with coordinating coat, bag, tam, and knee hosiery. He is depicted standing with his rifle on the bonny green hills of Scotland. The art work is a copy of a painting originally done by R.R.McIan in the mid-1800's. McIan was best known for his beautiful depictions of Scottish Highlanders and illustrated "The Clans of the Scottish Highlands" published in 1845.
This cream-colored pottery ashtray measures 4-3/4 inches wide by 5-3/4 inches long. The backstamp reads (in black block Letters) "PLICHTA, LONDON, MADE IN ENGLAND.
It is heavily crazed, and there is some yellowing of the glaze along the back edge. There is also a manufacturing flaw of a quarter inch curved indentation on the raised rim.
Plichta was a wholesaler between the 1930's and 1950's, not a potter, and he was a best customer of Bovey Pottery, formerly Wemyss. He also purchased from Elton Pottery .