This ashtray was a gift to the officers of the USS Newport News as well as dignitaries at the christening of the ship. My grandfather Joseph Dixon Smith, P.E. AIA, created that ashtray as well as many of the other ashtrays for ships made during that time period. Unfortunately, that is the only one I do not have. It was lost in a move. If you could part with one of them, I would be eternally grateful. I appreciate the ability to share some information about the ashtray and give credit to the designer. Hopefully one of them my finally come home again.
By the way, it is a cigar ashtray.