A rare Sterling encased oyster shell ash tray with integral barnacle match holder by Baltimore jewelry designer Carl Schon. ca 1900's
Carl Schon manufactured novelty's and commissions from the 1890's, opening a shop in 1915 on Saratoga St in Baltimore until his death in 1923. His shop and name were purchased from his estate and the jewelry line went on until the late 1960's.
Baltimore is not included in the mark.
The shell is encased in Sterling Silver with an integral barnacle match holder and second barnacle as another foot.
Though made as an ash tray, it's quite a piece of art. A nice heft to the piece, both visually and in hand.
Approx. 5 3/8" L X 3 7/8" at widest
Mark on face reads Sterling
Carl Schon
Have seen one other similar style piece engraved as a trophy for a yaughting competition.

ITEM ID
G256
COLOR
Silver
ORIGIN
United States • American
AGE
Early 20th Century
PURPOSE
Ashtrays
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Antique American Silver & Shell Ash Tray by Carl Schon, ca early 1900's

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