Lot #318
USS Constitution 1927 Bronze Restoration Ashtray

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Estimate: $500+

Description

Foundry cast bronze ashtray made from metal reclaimed during the 1927 restoration of the USS Constitution. The ashtray measures 6.25 x 4.5 x 1, with bowl featuring an embossed design of the three-masted heavy frigate, with raised text: "Old Ironsides, Launched 1797, 1804 Tripoli, 1812 Guerriere Java, 1815 Cyane Levant, U.S. Frigate Constitution." The ashtray rim bears two holders and text: "This material was taken from the U.S. Frigate Constitution, Keel laid 1794, rebuilding 1927." In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #616 - Ended September 15, 2021