Antique Heintz Arts & Crafts Bronze & Silver Ashtray ~ #2652 Pat. Aug. 1912 Dog!

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Seller: gristmillantiquescenter (4,938) 100%, Location: Pemberton, New Jersey, Ships to: US, Item: 302624571773 Antique Heintz Arts & Crafts Metalwork Bronze and Silver Ashtray Overlay of Pointer Dog Arts & Crafts Bronze and Silver Ashtray featuring a pointer dog, pointing a bird. Lovely for display in any Arts & Crafts collection. Ashtray measures 6 1/4" at the widest point with the bowl being 4 3/8" in diameter. The base is marked 2652, HAMS, Pat. Aug. 27,12. The condition is very fine as this item appears relatively unused with minimal wear. HEINTZ ART METAL HISTORY "The most collected and prized art metalware from the Arts & Crafts era was “brown metal.” Hues ranged from an old tarnished penny to worn leather. One company, Heintz Art Metal Shop of Buffalo, New York, specialized in chocolate brown metal and their dark patina has never been duplicated. The chemical formula died with owner and innovator Otto Heintz (1877 to 1918). Heintz preferred bronze with a sterling silver overlay, not the more common Arts & Crafts copper. In addition to a lacquered chocolate brown, which was the shop’s most popular finish, there was green, red and a two-tone brown/gold. After 1912, Heintz added an electroplated line in French grey. Plated silver and gold followed in the mid-1920′s. Painted enamel decorative elements were added to a line of brown, green and silver items before 1906 and after 1920. Great care must be exercised with Heintz lacquered ware. It must be gently cleaned with warm, soapy water, never polished. Abrasion and polishing remove the lacquer, base color and 75% of its value. Aging, oxidation or tarnish does not return a polished item to its chemically-produced factory finish. From 1906 to 1930 Heintz produced decorative metalwork for better department stores and gift shops in the Northeast. After 1912, the company’s mark was either an impressed and stylized HAMS inside a diamond or a paper label. The year 1912 was pivotal to the company. That year, Otto Heintz received a patent for applying silver to bronze without solder." History courtesy of Internet Antique Gazette This charming powder jar or trinket box stands 6" tall with a diameter of 3 3/4" and features a sweet fawn / deer / doe. There are no chips, cracks or restorations. This will be sweet gift for any collector of depression glass or to add to a lovely dresser display. A lovely gift for yourself or someone special! Looking for other items from this pattern? Send us a message and if we have the item we will list it on eBay for you! THE GRISTMILL ANTIQUE CENTER POLICIES SHIPPING METHOD: UPS to lower 48 US States. Alaska and Hawaii additional charge applies. International shipping via eBay Global Shipping Program. Sorry No Post Office Boxes! SALES TAX: New Jersey residents pay applicable sales tax rate. No exceptions. PAYMENT: PayPal only accepted! Full payment expected within 7 days of close of auction. Another auction from Grist Mill Antique Center Condition: Antique item in very fine condition! Please see full description., Type: Ashtray, Style: Arts & Crafts/Mission Style, Color: Silver, Original/Reproduction: Original, Material: Bronze, Maker: Heintz

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