Dish or Ashtray

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Object Name: 
Dish or Ashtray
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
99.4.101
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.1 cm, W: 13.5 cm, L: 13.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1955-1965
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frank H. Starr in memory of Robert B. Starr
Primary Description: 
Gray transparent glass, red and white enamel; machine made, enameled; square shape with depressed/sagged center; top has gray transparent and red text on a background of white.
Provenance: 
Starr, Frank H., Source
1999-01-01
Inscription: 
I looked for a nice Jazzy card/ for [arrow pointing to the right] your birthday but I stopped/ short ... what happens when I / send [hand pointing to the right] cards? They're destroyed, / crumpled and forgotten with / yesteryear's Good Wishes!!!/ This [hand pointing to the right] eloquent comb-/ination [star] butt-bucket and [star] bon-/bon dish brings [arrow pointing to the right] you both / Sentiment and Service. So now, / every time [hand pointing to the right] you squash / your Reefer or Pamper [arrow pointing to the right] your sweet tooth [arrow pointing to the right] you will Re-/ member... and know I care!!!/ And by the way, / Happy [star] Birthday!!!
Mark
Engraved dish