Ashtray, ceramic, triangular shaped with indentations in each corner for cigarette receptors, edged in brown, three feet on base, with hand painted image of Mount Isa featuring Mount Isa mines.
CH classification CIVIC MEMENTOES Souvenirs Ceramics
CH classification PERSONAL EFFECTS Smoking Accessories ashtray
The Little Sydney Pottery (estab. 1955, closed 2000)
H -34 x W148 x D152mm
hand / painted
THE LITTLE SYDNEY POTTERY / AUSTRALIA
History and use
This souvenir ashtray from Mount Isa is just one example of a collection of ceramic souvenir items held by the museum, dated from the 1920s to the 1960s, showing that most areas of Queensland have been promoted. Most of the souvenir items depict features locally regarded as important or symbolic, in this case the Mount Isa mines. The use of souvenirs is widespread and relies on both local and international manufacturers for supply, sometimes from the most unlikely places.