I got several silver ashtrays from an old basement. The house was in the family from the mid-1800’s until 1973 when it was sold in probate. My mom and I got to clean out the basement because the remaining family members took everything they wanted and the rest was “junk”.
Please point me in the right direction for identifying this item and I will do more research from there. Thank You in Advance !
Since posting this this morning , I have been searching through the internet to find some similar pictures and ran across this:
FRIEDMAN SILVER CO INC - Brooklyn, NY
Active from 1900c. Bought by Gorham Corporation in 1960
The horsehead facing right inside a shield is identical to that on the bottom of my item; however all of Friedman’s piece have 2 additional marks following the horsehead and mine has only a number 607 punch below it.
I have been unable to find a single image od the fire breathing winged dragon or griffin on the top of this item.
The ashtray is 4 inches in diameter and weighs 2.8 ounces