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Author Topic: Huge Textured (Scandinavian?) Ashtray  (Read 1081 times)

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Offline Pinkspoons

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Huge Textured (Scandinavian?) Ashtray
« on: December 29, 2006, 09:37:36 PM »
Got this monster lump of glass a couple of weeks back. Have hunted about, but can't really find anything similar. I'm assuming Scandinavian, but that's just a guess based on the style and feel.

225mm Diatmeter, 45mm Tall.

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Re: Huge Textured (Scandinavian?) Ashtray
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2006, 09:43:27 PM »
My parents had that in brown/amber. 60/70's. Plus, I am fairly certain I have seen it in a catalogue... checked the obvious ones but not found.
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Re: Huge Textured (Scandinavian?) Ashtray
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2006, 09:53:12 PM »
We have had this here before but the old thread is gone  ???

Anyway - Anchor Hocking Soreno in avocado green

Here is a set for comparison

http://www.rubylane.com/shops/abigailsattictreasures/item/RL0850533?gbase=1

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Re: Huge Textured (Scandinavian?) Ashtray
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2006, 09:58:17 PM »
Wow, I never would have guessed! I always think of red vases when I think of Anchor Hocking, and not much else. Oops.

I'd probably consider buying the full set from that site... but they're fairly weighty (so they'll have high postage costs)... and I don't smoke!  ;D

Thanks for the heads-up, Connie.

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Re: Huge Textured (Scandinavian?) Ashtray
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2006, 10:32:11 PM »
You are welcome, Nic.

A little more info on the pattern from Florence's Fire King and More book.

Soreno was made from 1966 to 1970.  It was made to go with Harvest Gold and Avocado Green kitchens.  It was a whole dinnerware line.  The pitcher and tumblers are very popular and the pattern is readily available in the U.S.

It was made in Aquamarine, Avocado, Milk White Cyrstal, Honey Gold, Lustre, MardiGras and Aurora.

Aurora is a Mother of Pearl finish. 

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Re: Huge Textured (Scandinavian?) Ashtray
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2006, 11:12:21 PM »
I've had a look around, and it does seem to be a fairly common pattern on eBay US. Not so keen on the dinnerware pieces - the design doesn't suit them as well as it suits the big chunky ashtrays. But that's the Scandi-fan in me.  ;D

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Re: Huge Textured (Scandinavian?) Ashtray
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2006, 11:09:51 PM »
I agree Nic - I think it's really nice.  Just to let you know there's an identical one for sale on www.bigashtray.com

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Re: Huge Textured (Scandinavian?) Ashtray
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2006, 01:49:18 PM »
 ;D

I like this Anchor Hocking much better than the red vases! I've got a couple of plates, the kind with a raised circle on them, to use as a holder for a drinking glass. I think this was a truly impractical fad, for use at cocktail parties. You're meant to be able to balance your nibbles (cheese and tinned pineapple and pickled onion on cocktail sticks, served stuck in half a grapefruit) and your glass on your plate while "circulating". I've stuck them on the kitchen wall, one on either side of the chimney bit of the extractor. I think they look like eyes on either side of a nose. That is not what most people think, but then, I've got a clean mind. ::)
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Re: Huge Textured (Scandinavian?) Ashtray
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2006, 02:17:11 PM »
I agree Nic - I think it's really nice.  Just to let you know there's an identical one for sale on www.bigashtray.com

I like it in the Aquamarine colour on that site too. It's probably just as well they're not so common on this side of the Atlantic, otherwise I'd have a small army of them by now!  ;D


I think this was a truly impractical fad, for use at cocktail parties.

I've got one or two pieces of thoroughly impractical cocktail-party glassware - it's usually quirky but rarely decorative - so you're lucky you've found a use for yours...   ;D

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