Pottery Marks

Can someone help me with Vintage pottery?

My grandmother passed away and I have been trying to organize everything and I came across an ashtray orange in color, with the pottery mark Calif. USA A2ll and I have not been able to find any information on it, she had told my uncle that it is very old. I want to know if it is something worth holding on to. It is square with cigarette holders on the corners and depressions on the inside...

Well, capitalizing the Vintage suggests that knowledge of that brand is necessary to help, yet the details do not mention it as a brand. You really need to take some good well lighted pictures of top and bottom of a good size and post them to flickr.com (same password as here) or similar site so you can post a link with your query and reference it in an e-mail or during a phone call.
The description you give matches any of a dozen or more ashtrays around my parents' and their friends' houses when everybody smoked in the 40's and 50's. They were mass produced and cheap and my mother even made some and glazed them in her own kiln.

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