ROOKWOOD POTTERY Hull-Dobbs Ford Ashtray Circa 1954
A ROOKWOOD POTTERY Hull-Dobbs Ford Ashtray, circa 1954 with a brown gloss glaze. The ashtray features a Ford Motors emblem in the center of the bowl and the name, Hull-Dobbs on the rim.
Hull-Dobbs was a Ford dealership founded in Memphis in 1921. The dealership was located next to the landmark Peabody Hotel and became the largest sellers of Ford vehicles in the world. They were known for high-pressure sales techniques, which became known throughout the industry as the Hull-Dobbs sales method.
The ashtray is in excellent condition and has the impressed Rookwood logo and LIV on the back. There are a few kiln marks on the back.
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