~ Pair Of Adolph Barsach Davis Small Silver Ashtrays c1927 ~
A beautiful pair of small decorative silver ashtrays by the London silversmith Adolph Barsach Davis.
The trays are of oval form with crimped rims and protruding channels to each side.
They both have relief decoration to the centres depicting a street scene with a fiddler playing outside a tavern whilst people look on. The images are marked with initials which appear to read ‘BWE’.
The trays also have floral relief decoration round the edge and engraved flowers to the channels.
The trays are both hallmarked for sterling silver, London, 1927 with the mark of ‘ABD’ for Adolph Barsach Davis.
The trays are of beautiful quality which present very well, and despite that smoking is fast becoming out of fashion these days, the pieces still stand up as beautiful items in themselves and would be more suited nowadays as use as a pin dish or similar.
~ Dimensions ~
The trays each measure 5cm (2 inches) by 8.5cm (3 ⅓ inches).
Together they weigh 52g.
~ Condition ~
One tray has a little damage to the tip of one channel; whilst the other channel is missing part of its engraving (it is possible there has been a small repair in that area, though if so it was a very professional mend).
The trays show only very minimal age wear and are otherwise in a fantastic condition and present very well.