This was one of my Grandfather's pipe ashtrays that bookended his couch in the basement of his Ottawa home. My cousin grabbed the other one (which was even cooler - made from a big WWII shell casing).
Strobist: Three lights:
- 580EXII through 28" softbox, camera left, slightly above and angled down
- 580EXII into white reflector flush with the table camera right
- 430EX through Honl grid from behind, upper right (this is giving the rim light on the handle on top).
- fired with PW+IIs
That's black velvet on the table and behind the subject.