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Object Name: Ashtray
Date: 1940-1960
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Medium: Ceramic
Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. ( 3.8 x 12.1 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, East Liverpool
Description: Circular ceramic ashtray with match holder; painted black; inscribed three times on the side "STORK CLUB" in white; maker's mark stamped on the base.
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Michael Buckley
Object Number: 2000.38
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Marks: painted: on the side: three times, "STORK CLUB" stamped: on the base: "HALL" in a circle above "MADE IN USA"

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This ceramic ashtray with match holder was made for and used in the Stork Club in New York City. Mr. Buckley aquired it while cleaning out an abandoned house in Brooklyn. Sherman Billingsley, the proprietor of the Stork Club, was famous for merchandizing the Club through souvenir items like this ashtray.