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Antique Copper Plated Metal Ashtray Golf Tee Off 1920s Golfing

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Antique Copper Plated Metal Ashtray Golf Tee Off. This item is a small round metal ashtray, in the form of a shallow flat-bottomed dish with a single rest for one cigarette extending out from its rim. It appears to be molded pewter or pot metal with a thin copper plating or wash. The piece depicts in molded high relief a golfer teeing off with a caddy holding a bag of clubs in the background, in an almost-Asian landscape of hills with scattered low bushes. The plus-fours and caps worn by the figures indicate a probable stylistic date of the 1920s. Surrounding this picture is a finely pebbled texture that covers the side of the bowl, topped by a rim with a molded leaf-and-berry wreath design.

There is no maker’s mark, only a faint hand-written number 3 on the bottom. An unusual detail of golf minutia is what appears to be a rectangular frame divided into two squares, which the golfer is standing on. He has his club raised to hit the ball, which rests at the center of the rectangle’s forward edge. Neither Astra nor her Shadow knows much about golf, but the typical obsessive internet research could not find any reference to this feature. It is apparently a very small version of a modern “tee box,” a defined tee-off area that is usually defined as being at least two club lengths deep. The rectangle in this scene looks more like a baseball batter’s box. It does not seem to have any relation to the original definition of tee box, which was an actual small raised box holding sand and water. Damp sand kept at tee areas in such boxes was used to mold a “tee” by hand to support the ball in the days before the modern golf tee was invented.

This ashtray measures a little under 3-3/4 inches in diameter and is about 9/16 inch high. The copper wash has quite a bit of wear, and the typical fine dents and scratches of decades of use are present. The piece is bent very slightly and some spots of verdigris from the copper and whitish corrosion from the underlying base metal are also visible. It has not been cleaned. Overall, there is a patina to be expected for an age of 90 or so years.

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Antique Copper Plated Metal Ashtray Golf Tee Off 1920s Golfing


  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: metal, copper wash
  • Only ships within United States.
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