A sweet souvenir ashtray from yesteryear of someone's trip to the area around Monaco on the French Riviera that is called Villefranche - see NOTE below. This copper ash tray or trinket dish has a unique design, a colorized photograph of the Riviera that is under glass and 4 spots for a cigarette to rest.
NOTE: Villefranche is in the Alpes-Maritimes on the French Riviera. It is located near the French~Italian border next to the Principality of Monaco.
This vintage ash tray or trinket dish or tray is copper and has a photo scene of waterfront on the top side. This scene of the waterfront with boats in the shoreline and a Victorian woman with two children in the bottom right looking out on the harbor. There are buildings on the shoreline and a rise of hills behind the whole scene. The ash tray has eight sides and a slightly oval shape with cut corners. There are 4 spots to hold a cigarette on the short ends of the ashtray.
The name of the area - Villefranche - is in a white rectangular box in the center bottom of this scene. The two end edges have a cut out area and some decorative ridges giving it a nice look.
The back is marked with the letters PC and has the number 128 embossed in the center.
Measures 5 1/4" long by 3 1/4" wide.
In nice vintage condition with no problems. Pretty hefty for a small trinket dish as it is made of copper.
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May 7, 2019
I just love this little tray. My husband and I were married in Villefranche-sur-Mer so it is very special to place my wedding rings on it each night. It always makes me smiles. Thank you!