This is a fabulous vintage West German spinner ashtray. This ceramic ashtray features raised pictures of German people in colorful enameled costumes surrounded by trees against a vivid cobalt blue enamel background. The top of the ashtray has a lattice and floral design trimmed with a gold enamel band. Gold enamel trim is also along the bottom edge of the ashtray.
The top of the ashtray is silver tone metal. Push down the center and the top twists to drop cigarettes and ashes. The top push-down piece leans a little to one side but works perfectly fine. Aside from that, this ashtray is in excellent condition. It is stamped on the bottom with a logo and "Original THE WALT" and "Western Germany". There is also a number six or a nine, depending on how you look at it, stamped on the bottom.
The ashtray measures approximately 3 1/4" H (excluding push-down knob) and 5 1/2" H from the bottom to the top of the knob. It is approximately 5" in diameter.
Note- my pictures don't do this justice as the colors are much deeper and brilliant. The last photo was taken without the flash.
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