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Offline TheGlassDept

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ash tray (or is it?)
« on: September 01, 2009, 06:27:27 PM »
any information on this one?
Thank you kindly,
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Al


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Re: ash tray (or is it?)
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 07:30:29 PM »
Lovely little thing, isn't it?  It's Italian, but I couldn't tell you which designer.  There are similar ones in Leslie Pina's book 'Circa Fifties Glass' on page 121 (depending which edition you have).

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Re: ash tray (or is it?)
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 08:35:01 PM »
Thanks, Max. It does look extraordinary. I'll go through the book section when I have a moment and look what I will need...


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Re: ash tray (or is it?)
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009, 10:04:35 PM »
Two companies that were fond of bubblegum pink are Fratelli Toso and Barbini. I couldn't tell what was going on for the base. Is that a felt pad? or is the bowl ground into the colored glass? or something else?
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Re: ash tray (or is it?)
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2009, 05:29:43 AM »
Yes, it's nominally an  ashtray. I say nominally because they were seldom used for that purpose. Yet I do recollect my mum in the sixties using what must have been a Holmegaard piece for an ashtray. As Craig pointed out in another post, cigs couldn't hurt the glass, but they didn't do much for my mum's health.

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Re: ash tray (or is it?)
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2009, 05:42:12 AM »
There was a kind of foil sticking to the base which I removed, the base is polished (or rather it used to be polished). And my Granny used her Murano ashtray on a daily basis until she stopped smoking finally and gave it to me.
Al


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Re: ash tray (or is it?)
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2009, 06:58:26 AM »
Was it foil covering the whole bottom, or a small remnant of a foil label??

Pretty piece, I love that color of pink and have several different pieces of Murano with pink interiors and exteriors.....
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Re: ash tray (or is it?)
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2009, 08:03:04 AM »
It was a piece of plastic foil somebody stuck to the stand, definitely not a label, they cut it out themselves and not very accurately, either.


 

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