Dorothy Thorpe was an American Artist who designed patterns for glass and china companies from the 1930's to the early 1950's. She designed a pattern of dinnerware which she called "Santa Barbara" for the New Zealand Pottery Company. The pattern was quite successful. Thorpe then used the pattern on a line of glass items. The glass this ashtray is made of is called Neodymium glass. That is glass that looks a certain color under fluorescent light and a different color or colors under regular light bulbs or outdoor light. This ashtray looks purple normally and under fluorescent light it is pink. The designed is carved and heavily etched from the underside bottom. This ashtray measures 5" across the center of the top, with the bottom slightly larger. Very little shelf wear with condition other than that excellent. I'm listing one more piece with the same pattern.
Vintage Dorothy Thorpe Neodymium (Color Change) Glass Ashtray
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