Given that we all know the moon is made of green cheese*, we feel that this ash tray is rather a poor example of the brass-founder's art. For where are the holes, the pits, the mould and so on? The texture is wrong, the colour is wrong and even the portrait of ‘the man in the moon’ is wrong – any fool knows he should be shown as an old man carrying a bundle of sticks. So in terms of representational art we have to give this a zero.
It is however a rather pleasing object and for those of you wedded to the detritus of the deadly weed this is a must to add to your collection.
6 inches tip to tip
*If you are unconvinced on this point, we refer you to: http://www.objectivethought.com/science/cheese.html