Blue Mountain Potteries
Due to the stigma associated with smoking, ashtrays are not a very popular items nowadays.
But in the earlier days of BMP (and many other Canadian Potters) ashtrays were a high selling product.
For this reason many shapes, colours and designs are found in ashtrays.
Many are very decorative and just because they they were intended to be ashtrays does not mean one has to use them for that purpose.
Ashtrays are a very economical way to get a collection of BMP pieces together since they were made in every type of glaze BMP produced and in every colour.