DescriptionAn Orson Welles Silver-Plated Cigar Ashtray Gifted by Ernest Hemingway, Circa 1950s. Large, with a cigar rest affixed to side; included with a letter from Beatrice Welles indicating she consigned this lot directly to Heritage Auctions.
Diameter: 6 1/2" x 2"
According to Beatrice Welles, her father and the author shared an infamous and very long friendship and because both had a passion for good cigars, this gift arrived one day at the Welles home. It was an unexpected surprise and became one of the actor's most treasured possessions.
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