Bottle Ashtray

Apr 22, 2024 | Museum Monday Treasures

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a real oddity. It is an ashtray made by slumping and merging two dark amber bottles. It has a textured bottom and splotches of gold paint appearing in a random pattern. Who dunnit? We have no idea. It might have been a whimsey made by a worker in a bottle factory. Or it could have been a studio glass artist’s creation after emptying the contents of the two beer bottles. It is approximately 6 ½” x 6 1/8” in size. Whatever it is, it is a unique piece and a fun addition to the Museum’s collection.
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