UGLY HEAD ASHTRAY ‘ Funny Face ’
Vintage ‘ugly head’ ashtrays ‘by the light of the silvery moon’ and ‘sweet Adeline’. Made by Schafer & Vater Germany from the early 1900’s. They were known as whimsicals and came in a variety of shapes, sizes and subjects.
Designed as a bit of fun the cigarette would sit in the mouth and the smoke would exit through holes in the ears.
The lower back has a rough surface that was used for striking a match.
Often given away as prizes at fairs and shows and sometimes sold as souvenirs.