Art Deco first began as a French design movement at the “L’Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes” in 1925. The geometric stylings of Art Deco evolved to America and were interpreted into consumer products, fashion and architecture. One of the more famous Art Deco product companies was Chase Brass & Copper Company of Waterbury, Connecticut.
I'm a Chase Chrome Swan Ashtray
I’m a Chase Chrome Swan Ash Tray. My 1936 catalog number is 837. I was produced in the 1930’s by the Chase Copper and Brass Company in Waterbury, Connecticut. I’m 3 inches tall X5 ½ inches wide. My painted red head is showing my age but it is the original paint. According to the Chase catalog, “I’m sure to steal the conversation at any bridge table”.