Queens Art Pewter, Ltd. (1930-2000). Ashtray, 1930. Pewter, 2 1/8 x 3 5/8 x 3 3/8 in. (5.4 x 9.2 x 8.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Linda S. Ferber, 87.116. Creative Commons-BY
This is the sort of ashtray that makes smoking more luxe by association. This pewter piece was created by Brooklyn's Queens Art Pewter in 1930, its first year of business. Greyhounds were the perfect Art Deco animal, all elongation and clean lines, just the right pet for an art based on the promise of technology.