Enameled Brass Ashtray by Chase
Art Deco brass ashtray c.1930's, Chase USA. This bird ashtray features a brass body finished in black and cream enamel. The beak tilts to allow ash into the body of the vessel. The underside is impressed with [Chase USA] and shows the Chase Minotaur Archer logo.
The Chase Brass and Copper Company of Waterbury, Connecticut, was founded in 1876, and for most of its existence produced industrial metal parts. During the 1930s, part of their focus shifted to the production of decorative objects and housewares. They commissioned notable industrial designers such as Walter von Nessen and Russel Wright to develop products for their burgeoning line.
The onset of WW2 ceased production of their housewares as the factory turned to manufacturing military products and parts. Following the end of the war, Chase did not return to producing decorative items, making the existing pieces they produced quite rare and desirable.
5” width x 3.75" depth x 5.25” height.
Good vintage condition; age appropriate patina.