1960’s SALEM ceramic ashtray

Submitted by denny November 19th, 2010
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I hate it that I have been running across ashtrays as of lately. I use this as a candle holder and although a bit conservative for some, I like the color combo here and the simple design.

An ovenproof ashtray? I’ve never seen this line of ceramics before. Has anyone else heard of “Salem”?

Close shot of the ashtray. I’m not sure if this is 60’s or 70’s.

One Response to “1960’s SALEM ceramic ashtray”

  1. Allee Willis

    This looks more 50’s than 60’s or 70’s to me judging by the style of flowers and colors used. Then again it’s “ovenproof” so could be later. (Why would an ashtray be overproof??) Do you have a photo of the whole ashtray? If so e-mail it to me and I’ll slip it in here. Also, how big is it?