Very unusual miniature sterling silver Silent Butler in an ash tray form. This piece is marked 950 which is 95% silver and generally 950 was used for jewelry. Extremely fine and deep chasing and an area for a monogram. Probably used in fine homes during parties so the guest could roam around and not dump ashes in unwanted places. A good use would also be as a pill box. The base indicates it has been used a lot.
Approx Overall 3 1/4" x 1 1/2" and 1 /58" Round Box Weight 22.5 grams