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Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Vintage Murano Multi-Colored Glass Ash Tray
Located in Munich, DE
Murano glass bowl, ashtray element.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Glass

Barovier & Toso Murano Ashtray Glass Art Mid-Century Modern Venice, Italy, 1950s
Located in Lucca, IT
Barovier & Toso Murano ashtray blown glass Art Venice Italy Mid-Century Modern 1950s great ashtray in glass Art of Murano by Barovier & Toso.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Art Glass

Murano Glass 1960s Ashtray
Located in Milan, IT
A Fasce 1960s murano glass ashtray.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Hagenauer Mid-Century Modern Ashtray, Austria, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Hagenauer Mid-Century Modern ashtray, Austria 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Brass

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver 1949 Ashtray in Mid-Century Modern Style
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver ashtray from 1949 in pattern 23276 from 1949 and in Mid-Century Modern style. It measures , and bears hallmarks as shown. Founded in 1837 by Charles ...
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1940s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Marbled Stone & Brass Trimmed Square Ashtray Mexico Modernism 1970s Hipster
Located in National City, CA
Mexico 1970s Mid-Century Modern Hipster ashtray Vintage square stone ashtray outlined in brass. Golden yellowish tones Measures: 4.5 x 4.5 x 1 H Expect Vintage item presentation...
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1970s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Stone, Brass

Round Ashtray in Travertine & Steel, Italy, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Round ashtray in travertine marble and steel made in Italy in the 1970s.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Travertine, Metal, Steel

New Old Stock, 1,6kg Murano Glass Shell Bowl Antonio da Ros Cenedese Italy 1960s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Murano glass shell element Design: Antonio da Ros Producer: Cenedese Vetri (marked underneath the bowl) Origin: Murano, Italy Decade: 1960...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Midcentury Lucite and and Brass French Ashtray after Christian Dior, 1970
Located in Roma, IT
Incredible ashtray in Lucite, tortoise plexiglass and brass. The style is clearly inspired by Christian Dior, as most of this kind of the French production of 1970. A wonderful pi...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Brass

Dino Martens for Aureliano Toso Murano Glass Ashtray, Italy, 1950s
Located in Milan, IT
Dino Martens for Aureliano Toso Murano glass Ashtray.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

1960, Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, Set of Nine White Tulip Ashtrays
Located in IJMuiden, NL
Set of nine (update ; six ) standing ashtrays. Beautiful elegant design. Some are in better state than the others concerning the foot, like some show scratches. One scale has a bit ...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Dark Green Marble Ashtray, circa 1950s
Located in View Park, CA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern marble ashtray in dark pine green with ivory veining.
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1950s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Marble

Handcrafted and Polished Cast Bronze Pearl Box Ashtray
Located in Paris, FR
Pearl box ashtray forged from cast bronze by Fakasaka.
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2010s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

1970s Spiral Geometric Stoneware Blue Dish Bowl Architectural Cabinmodern
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Modernist design, stepped undulating edge. Bright blue glaze. Shown in natural light and under studio cool lights.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Stoneware

Ashtray by Hagenauer 'Marked', circa 1950s
Located in Wien, AT
Ashtray by Hagenauer (Marked), circa 1950s Original condition.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Brass

Barbini Murano White Orange Gold Italian Art Glass Seashell Sculptures Bowls
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Priced per item (2 available). Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown dark orange, white, controlled bubbles and gold flecks Italian art glass seashell sculptural bowl. Documented to Al...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Gold Leaf

Italian Ashtray Punt E Mes Aperitivo Carpano in Verbano Laveno Porcelain, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Advertising ashtray made in Italy for Carpano "Punt e Mes" in Laveno porcelain (Verbano).
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Porcelain

Vide Poche or Ashtray in Bubled Glass, France 1950, Saint Gobain Style
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This vide poche or astray, is in an art glass, in the style of Saint Gobain, the work in the glass and the green color are fantastic. The condition is good.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Art Glass

Vintage Blue Ashtray Cube Murano Glass Label V. Nason & Italy, circa 1970
Located in Rome, IT
The item is composed of two pieces: a cube and the ashtray, both in Murano glass. Signed with the original label "V. Nason & C" - Italy, 1970 circa. Cube dimensions: 6 x 6 cm A...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Glass, Murano Glass

French Midcentury Painted Mercury Glass Bowl
Located in Copenhagen, K
Painted silver plated glass bowl in mercury silver or poormans silver, France. For sweets or as a decorative object for Christmas.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Mercury Glass

Hornsea Midcentury Ashtray Catchall in Yellow Rainbow Pleat Design
Located in New York, NY
Rare Hornsea Pottery 'Rainbow' ashtray catchall, this unique vintage piece is from 1960s England with a likeness to a Christian Dior pleated couture dress by Raf Simons, Spring-Summe...
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1960s English Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

MCM Large Yellow Crystal Cigar Ashtray by Moser Glassworks
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous large and heavy yellow crystal ashtray by Moser Glassworks, circa 1960s. The piece is in very good vintage condition with no chips or cracks and measures 5.5"W x 5.5"D x 2.5...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Crystal

Blue Murano Glass Vase, circa 1970
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Blue murano glass vase, circa 1970 Manufactured in Italy. In original condition, with minor wear consistent of age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Glass

Style Murano Modern Cobalt Blue Ashtray Tripod Angled Design 1960s
Located in National City, CA
Ashtray In the style of Murano sculptural modern cobalt blue round ASHTRAY tripod legs and modern angular design 1960s Clean modern sculptural shape Unmarked Measures: 5.5 diamet...
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1960s North American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Glass

1950s Porcelain Cheesecake Red Headed Pin Up Girl Ashtray Vide Poche
Located in Pasadena, CA
Risqué porcelain pin up girl ashtray or vide-poche, circa 1950's. Piece measures 3.75" high by 5" long by 4.25" wide and is unsigned. In very good vintage 1950's condition.
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1950s Unknown Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Porcelain

Italian White Marble Bowl / Ashtray, circa 1975
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Italian White Marble Bowl / Ashtray, circa 1975.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Marble

Italian Mid-Century Brass and Marbleized Resin Vide-Poche or Catch All, 1970s
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning Italian mid-century Vide Poche or catchall or ashtray dish rendered in marbleized resin with an inset polished brass dish and green felt backing. Made in Italy, circa 1970s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Brass

1960s Aldo Tura Mid-Century Modern Goatskin and Brass Ashtray
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A rare ashtray handcrafted in Italy in the Sixties, designed by Aldo Turafor Tura creazioni. It's in very good conditions, labeled on the bottom.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Ashtray Ultima15 by Backström & Ljungberg for Diverse Ting in Sweden
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Holger Bäckström & Bo Ljungberg are the designers of this iconic Mid-Century Modern ashtray. That was called Ultima 15. Danish company Diverse Ting was the manufacturer. This rare v...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Metal

Vintage Crystal Glass Ambassador Ash Tray by Saint Louis
Located in London, GB
An exquisite vintage crystal glass ash tray, by the high end French manufacturer Saint Louis. This dates from circa 1970s-1980s, it is in lovely condition, there is one incredibly sh...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Crystal

Ceramics by Stig Lindberg, Midcentury Scandinavian, Black and White, "Domino"
Located in New York, NY
Decorative ashtray by Stig Lindberg, Sweden, circa 1950, from the group of Domino. Made by Gustavsberg. An artistic jack-of-all-trades, Stig Lindberg was accomplished in Industrial ...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Alfredo Barbini Murano Orange White Gold Fleck Italian Art Glass Decorative Bowl
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown white, orange stripes and gold flecks Italian art glass bowl. Documented to designer Alfredo Barbini, circa 1950-1960. Has decorative indents on t...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Gold Leaf

Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Oval Object Holder in Blue, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano glass oval object holder in blue, 1970s Oval object holder in Murano glass, polychrome, transparent at the base and blue on the edges. Very good...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Glass

Hedgehog by Walter Bosse for Hertha Baller, circa 1950s
Located in Wien, AT
Hedgehog by Walter Bosse for Hertha Baller, circa 1950s Original condition.
Category

1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Brass

Large French "Lucid" Crystal Glass Shell Bowl ashtray by Art Vannes France 1970s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Crystal glass ashtray Producer: ART VANNES FRANCE (marked) Age: 1970s   Wonderful heavy glass element designed and produced by Art Vannes in France i...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Crystal

Midcentury Pietro Chiesa Carved Crystal Glass Italian Ashtray for Fontana Arte
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury carved crystal glass ashtray. This wonderful item was designed by Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte in Italy during 1960s. This piece is unique as it has two carve...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Crystal

Ettore Sottsass for Habitat Model Yantra 38 Ashtray, Italy 1980s
Located in Naples, IT
Artwork, ceramic ashtray made for Habitat by Ettore Sottsass.
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Fratelli Toso Murano Blue Millefiori Copper Aventurine Italian Art Glass Bowl
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown blue, aventurine, bubbles and large millefiori flower murrines Italian art glass bowl. Documented to the Fratelli Toso company. The bowl has 11 la...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass, Sommerso, Murrine, Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Midcentury Murano Ashtray or Bowl
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage Italian midcentury clear Murano glass ashtray or bowl hand blown with beautiful curvatures / Made in Italy, circa 1960s Measures: width 7.5 inches, depth 5 inches, height 3 i...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Purple Glass Italian Venini Ashtray
Located in Maastricht, NL
A beautiful Venini purple Italian ashtray made of glass.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Glass

Limoges Midcentury Hand-Painted by Cevoli White Porcelain French Ashtray, 1980s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury Limoges hand-painted white porcelain ashtray. This fantastic piece was hand-painted by Giulia Lucente Cevoli in Italy during the 1980s. The porcelain is candid ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Porcelain, Ceramic

Fish Ashtray Cigarette and Extinguishers by Walter Bosse
Located in Vienna, AT
Cast brass blackened by Walter Bosse designed for Hagenauer in the 1950s. Both in a form of a fish. Excellent original condition.
Category

1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Space Age Chromed Metal Ashtray, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Chromed metal ashtray, 1970s Chromed metal round ashtray with fabric padding on the back in space age style. 1970s Good conditions. 4 pieces available Measures in cm 1...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Metal

Murano Palm Tree Amber Italian Art Glass Decorative Bowl / Ashtray
Located in Barcelona, ES
Handblown Palm Tree ashtray / bowl, Amber Murano glass, Italy, 1960s. This pretty beautiful palm tree ashtray has pulled glass details and swirls. To be used as ashtray, decorative...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Glass

1950s Agate Geode Stone Bowl, Paperweight or Book Holder
Located in Barcelona, ES
Lovely natural geode stone bowl, bookend or paperweight, Spain, 1950s. This agate geode rock has a polished face showing the mineral’s distinctive banding striations in different sh...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Agate, Stone

Large 1970's Ceramic Ashtrays, Set of 2
Located in Copake Falls, NY
A pair of large round ceramic ashtrays glazed in bright red, orange and white. Bubble shaped edges give the look of gourds. At the center is a raised cigarette rest. Mold mark reads ...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Aldo Londi Bitossi Ashtray for Rosenthal Netter: Marocco
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Manufacturer: Aldo Londi Importer: Rosenthal Netter Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Pottery Condition: This Aldo Londi Bitossi Ashtray for Rosenthal Netter Mar...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Pottery

Italian Mid-Century Modern Orange Murano Glass Ashtray, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Orange Murano glass ashtray, 1970s Irregular shaped ashtray in orange Murano glass. 1970s Good conditions Measures in cm 22 x 19 x 6 H.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Flygfors Pink Bubblegum Trinket Bowl
Located in Copenhagen, K
Flygfors pink and transperant bubblegum trinket.
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Art Glass

Large 1,5kg Murano Sculptural Glass Element Shell Ashtray Murano, Italy, 1970
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Murano glass bowl, ashtray element Origin: Murano, Italy Decade: 1970s This original glass shell bowl was produced in the 1970s in Murano, Italy. The...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Organic Murano Glass "ROSE" Bowl Element Shell Ashtray Murano, Italy, 1970s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Murano glass bowl, ashtray element Origin: Murano, Italy Decade: 1970s This original vintage glass bowl element, ashtray was produced in the 1970s ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Vintage Pair of Daum Nancy France Controlled Bubble Ashtrays
By Daum
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage pair of Daum Nancy France controlled bubble ashtrays.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Art Glass

Murano Opalescent Purple Pink Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Decorative Bowl Dish
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown opalescent purple / pink and gold flecks Italian art glass decorative bowl. The piece is covered in gold leaf inside and has a triangular shape. C...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Gold Leaf

Alfaraz Spanish Glazed Ceramic Clock Design Round Large Ashtray, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Eye-catching terracotta glazed ceramic round ashtray with hand painted clock design, Spain, 1960s. Manufactured by Alfaraz workshop/studio at Madrid. Clay covered by a glazed ceram...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Clay, Ceramic, Pottery, Terracotta

Set of Three Metal Hegdehogs Ashtrays in the Style of Walter Bosse
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Three metal hedgehogs in various sizes. They can be used as an ashtray or to storage smaller objects.
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1960s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Metal

Bitossi Aldo Londi Very Large Ceramic Round Ashtray, Rimini Blu
Located in Barcelona, ES
Blue glazed (Rimini Blu) ceramic large ashtray designed by Aldo Londi and manufactured by Bitossi. Italy, 1950-1960s. It was handcrafted in Italy with hand carved geometric design ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Pottery, Terracotta, Ceramic

Original Eero Saarinen for Knoll Tulip Pedestal Ash Stand
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this pedestal ash stand designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, circa 1960.
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1960s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Aluminum

Ashtray by Hertha Baller 'Signed' Around 1950s
Located in Wien, AT
Ashtray by hertha Baller ( signed ) around 1950s Original condition.
Category

1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Brass

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