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Modern Ashtrays

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
Squash Yellow Ashtray, by Maria Sanchez from Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Squash Yellow Ashtray in ceramic was originally designed in 1985 by Maria Sanchez for Memphis Milano. The Squash ashtray is one of the smallest obje...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

New Modern Cigarettes and Cigar Ashtray in Black Marble, creator Chiossi Stock
Located in Milan, IT
Tuscan sculptor Michele Chiossi, has found in marble a medium to describe modernity with its myths and symbols, creating the Contemporary collection. An emoji can be a tray; an emoji heart, not necessarily pierced by an arrow, can be a place of creativity in the kitchen, a chopping board or a working surface; a dash; a zigzag; granting the marble a moment of levity, becoming vertical in a vase; reflecting an ideal image of ourselves. Unique objects to be experienced as a couple, to gift to friends, jewels of our daily lives. Time and smoke pass, ashtrays remain. As everlasting as marble, as elegant as a concentric circle of smoke spreading through the air. Chiossi revisits the most Classic of living room...
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2010s Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Marble

Yellow and Clear "Sommerso" Murano Glass Ashtrey 1970s
Located in Florence, IT
Yellow and Clear "Sommerso" Murano Glass Vintage Ashtrey with frosted effect. The technique of blowing Murano glass is called "sommerso" which means submerged. This technique is used...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

1970s Modernist Faceted Sommerso Murano Glass Big Ashtray by Seguso
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An iconic red, blue, and yellow sommerso Murano glass ashtray designed and manufactured in the Seventies by Seguso, it is in perfect condition and probably never used. The ashtray by...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Metal and plastic ashtray, modern Italian, Gino Colombini, Kartell 1970
Located in MIlano, IT
Round-shaped ashtray with chrome-plated metal plate for collecting butts and with overhanging profile and beige plastic outer container. Can also be used as an empty-pocket plate. Pr...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Metal

Red Italian Murano Sommerso Block Ash Tray by Flavio Poli for Seguso
Located in Vienna, AT
This Flavio Poli hand-blown Murano glass bowl in soft grey is submerged into rectangle of clear glass. It can be used either as a decorative bowl or ashtray. Hand-blown in Murano in ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Gucci Vintage White Porcelain Large square ashtray Ducks Theme
Located in Autonomous City Buenos Aires, CABA
- White Porcelain - Green/red/green belts detailing along the borders - Ducks theme design in the center - 'GUCCI - Made in Italy' embossed on the base of the ashtray - Square-Shaped...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Porcelain

HIM&HER TRAY- Tray
Located in Giza Governorate, EG
What if our souls were the features on our faces? What if we could speak in feelings rather than words? Him and her side by side joined by senses and bound by thoughts.
Category

2010s Egyptian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Marble

Nambe 523 Modernist Aluminum Ashtray, 1990's
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Nambe 523 Aluminum Ashtray / Catchall / Bowl, 1990's.
Category

20th Century American Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Aluminum

1970s Iconic Modernist White Ceramic Ashtray by Mangiarotti for F.lli Brambilla
Located in Aci Castello, IT
The Ashtray designed by Mangiarotti for F.lli Brambilla is a distinctive and timeless piece that captures the essence of modernist design during that era, with its clean lines, minim...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

2 Ashtrays with Animal Motifs, Painted Porcelain.
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
2 Ashtrays with Animal Motifs, Painted Porcelain. 2 ashtrays with animal motifs, 20th century, painted porcelain, SM mark.   H: 2.5cm, W: 10cm, D: 10cm
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20th Century French Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Porcelain

Pal-Bell Cast Bronze Bowl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-century cast bronze Pal Bell bowl. Features indented, ribbed exterior with alternating patinated bronze and verdigris stripes. The interior has a hand-ham...
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Clear round thick cut vintage crystal starburst glass ashtray
Located in East Quogue, NY
Clear thick unmarked round crystal cut glass ashtray in perfect condition. It has a star/sunburst cut motif in the center with leaf-cut design detail around the edges. It is a pr...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Crystal

Kosta Boda Clear Round Rurik Textured Ashtray
Located in East Quogue, NY
Stunning Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian 1950s Kosta Boda Rurik clear round textured ashtray in great vintage condition. No chips or cracks. Glass has a nice weight to it —minimal ...
Category

1950s Scandinavian Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Glass, Art Glass

Italian modern Green plastic metal Ashtray by Gino Colombini for Kartell, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern Green plastic and metal Ashtray by Gino Colombini for Kartell, 1970s Round ashtray with black painted metal plate and with cantilevered chromed metal profile. Round ba...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Metal

Onyx Stone Modernist Ashtray or Vide-Poche Catchall, Italy, 1980's
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Onyx Stone Modernist Ashtray or Vide-Poche Catchall, Italy, 1980's.
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Stone, Onyx

A 1960s Modernist Yellow Green Sommerso Murano Glass Ashtray by Seguso
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A perfect condition yellow and green sommerso murano glass ashtray hand-crafted in Venice by Seguso, The Murano glass, is renowned for its quality and artistry. The "Sommerso" techni...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Joe Cactus Ashtray by Philippe Starck for Alessi, 1990s
Located in Lille, FR
Joe Cactus Ashtray by Philippe Starck for Alessi, 1990s.
Category

1990s French Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bakelite

A 1960s Modernist Red Sommerso Murano Glass Large Triangular Ashtray by Seguso
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A perfect condition red and orange sommerso murano glass hand-crafted in Venice by Seguso, Murano glass, renowned for its quality and artistry. The "Sommerso" technique involves laye...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Large Glam Rock Style Skull Tray
Located in New York, NY
Large glam rock skull tray, with a studded skull on a faux silk background, surrounded by a faux snakeskin studded ledge, and ultrasuede bottom. Dimensions: 2.5" H x 30" W x 24" D.
Category

20th Century Unknown Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Silk, Faux Leather

Vintage Cesars Palace Casino Glass Ashtray, Las Vegas, 20th Century
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Vintage Cesars Palace Casino Glass Ashtray, Las Vegas, 20th Century.
Category

20th Century American Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Glass

1960s Three Barbados Ceramic Ashtray by Angelo Mangiarotti for Danese Milano
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Three vintage ceramic ashtray designed by Angelo Mangiarotti and manufactured by Danese Milano in The Sixties. The three iconic ashtray have different colors, diameter of the white o...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Golden Nugget Casino Black Glass Ashtray, Las Vegas, 20th Century
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Golden Nugget Casino Black Glass Ashtray, Las Vegas, 20th Century.
Category

20th Century American Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Glass

Nevada Club Decorative Glass Dish / Ashtray, Reno 1966
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Nevada Club Decorative Glass Dish / Ashtray, Reno 1966
Category

20th Century American Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Glass

Nevada Club Decorative Glass Tray / Ashtray, Reno 1968
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Nevada Club Decorative Glass Tray / Ashtray, Reno 1968.
Category

20th Century American Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Glass

Italian modern round table ashtray in steel by Dada International Design, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern round table ashtray in steel by Dada International Design, 1980s Round table ashtray in steel. The central dish is concluded with a thick edge. It was produced by Dada...
Category

1980s Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Steel

Nevada Club Decorative Glass Tray / Ashtray, Reno 1967
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Nevada Club Decorative Glass Tray / Ashtray, Reno 1967.
Category

20th Century American Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Glass

Italian modern Squared ashtray in transparent Murano glass by Venini, 1990s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern Squared ashtray in transparent Murano glass by Venini, 1990s Square base ashtray with rounded corners in transparent Murano glass. In the center it has a white glass p...
Category

1990s Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

French Modern Aluminum Table Ashtray Ray Hollis by Philippe Starck, 1990s
Located in MIlano, IT
French modern aluminum table ashtray Ray Hollis by Philippe Starck, 1990s Fantastic and iconic table ashtray mod. Ray Hollis with rectangular aluminum base...
Category

1990s French Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Fontana Arte Style Ashtray Table, 20th Century
Located in New York City, NY
Effortlessly elegant green glass and brass ashtray/vide poche side table in the manner of Fontana Arte.
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Glass

Aureo Ashtray by Andrea Bonini
Located in Geneve, CH
Aureo Ashtray by Andrea Bonini Limited Edition Dimensions: D 13 x W 20 x H 4 cm. Materials: Carrara marble and brass. Made in Italy. Limited series, num...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass

21st Century Federico Peri Cut Ashtray Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Federico Peri IRIDE CUT ashtray Murano glass various colors. Iride is a collection of ashtrays comprised of three different circular models with engravings drawn from the collection of pots...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Hermes, Paris Rare Big Ashtray in Dark Pink with Abstract Fern Plant Leaves
Located in Weiningen, CH
HERMES, Paris rare big ashtray in dark pink with abstract fern plant leaves with its box with some wear at the corners.
Category

1990s French Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Bronze Ashtray, LINES by Reda Amalou, 2015
Located in Paris, FR
The solid bronze ashtray is designed with a patterned removable top. The motif used here, a repetition of lines and voids, has been developed by Reda Amalou and is used in several pieces of the Reda Amalou Collection. The Bronze ashtray is 135 x 135 x 65mm H This design exists also in a tiny incense...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Italian Modern Bowl Ashtray Biglia by Joe Colombo for Arnolfo di Cambio, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern Bowl Ashtray Biglia by Joe Colombo for Arnolfo di Cambio, 1970s Ashtray mod. Biglia in violet-blue alexandrite. The semi-round shaped bowl features thick glass. Prod...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Glass

Guggenheim Round Ashtray by Michele Chiossi
Located in Geneve, CH
Guggenheim round ashtray by Michele Chiossi Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 3 cm Materials: Bianco Michelangelo marble His research is defined by the ongoing analysis of the mood that mar...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Marble

Guggenheim Square Ashtray by Michele Chiossi
Located in Geneve, CH
Guggenheim square ashtray by Michele Chiossi Dimensions: W 19 x 16 x 3.5 Materials: Nero marquinia marble His research is defined by the ongoing analysis of the mood that marks ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Marble

1970s Modernist Transparent Murano Glass Ashtray by Formia
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An extremely rare Murano glass ashtray designed and manufactured by Formia, it's a block of transparent and satin glass in lovely conditions. This Ashtray by Formia is a stunning exa...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Natural Rock Crystal Dish Sculpted Anonymous, circa 1970
Located in Paris, FR
Natural rock crystal dish sculpted Anonymous circa 1970 Rock crystal cup hand carved in a single block, feature a very interesting pattern. Good condition, no scratches or chips.
Category

Mid-20th Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Rock Crystal

1970s Mandruzzato Modernist Red Sommerso Murano Glass Ashtray
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A red sommerso murano glass bowl designed and manufactured in Venice in the Seventies by Mandruzzato. It's in lovely conditions, probably never used as ashtray.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Grotto Serving Plate by Kajsa Melchior
Located in Geneve, CH
Grotto serving plate by Kajsa Melchior. Fictive Erosion collection Dimensions: H approx. 20 cm Ø: Approx. 40 cm Materials: Sculpted in sand by human body pressaure. Developed ...
Category

2010s Swedish Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Sandstone

Green Onyx Ashtray / Catchall, Italy, 1970s
Located in Firenze, IT
Green onyx ashtray / catchall Italy, 1970s In the style of Up&Up Sergio Asti, Angelo Mangiarotti Measures: 24 diameter x 5 cm height. Co...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Onyx

1970s Mandruzzato Modernist Pink and Purple Sommerso Murano Glass Cubic Ashtray
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A superb quality Modernist pink yellow and purple Sommerso Murano glass cubic ashtray designed and manufactured in Italy in the Seventies by Mandruzzato: It's in perfect condition.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Dear Sonia Bowl by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Dear Sonia bowl by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 36 cm D 30 cm H 7 cm. Materials: Polished Bronze + Onyx Transluced Marbled Fakasaka is a design company focused on production...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Onyx, Bronze

1980s Mangiarotti Style Modernist White Ceramic Round Italian Ashtray
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A two pieces ceramic round ashtray designed and manufactured in Italy in the manner of Angelo Mangiarotti, it has normal signs of use and age, it's marked on the bottom.
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Dear Celia Bowl by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Dear Celia bowl by Fakasaka Design. Dimensions: W 36 cm D 30 cm H 7 cm. Materials: polished bronze. Fakasaka is a design company focused on production of high-end furniture, li...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Italian Modern Black Metal Ashtray by Giovanni Offredi for Bando Line, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern Black metal Ashtray by Giovanni Offredi for Bando Line, 1970s Metal ashtray with round base and raised edges. The central plate is in glossy black painted metal. It ...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Metal

21st Century Federico Peri Stripe Ashtray Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Federico Peri IRIDE STRIPE ashtray Murano glass various colors. Iride is a collection of ashtrays comprised of three different circular models with engravings drawn from the collection of pots...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

USA Modern Black Marble Ashtray 8532 by Angelo Mangiarotti for Knoll, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
United States of America modern Black marble Ashtray mod. 8532 by Angelo Mangiarotti for Knoll, 1970s. Iconic Ashtray mod. 8532 with round base in black marble. The plate has a rise...
Category

1970s American Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Marble

Dolcevita Double Ashtray
Located in Milan, IT
From the Yacht collection, our Dolcevita double Ashtray is the perfect detail for any luxurious enviroment. The ashtray is total high gloss varnished ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Gold

New Modern Cigarettes and Cigar Ashtray in Black Marble, creator Michele Chiossi
Located in Milan, IT
Time and smoke pass, ashtrays remain. As everlasting as marble, as elegant as a concentric circle of smoke spreading through the air. Chiossi revisits the most Classic of living room accessories...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Marble

Vintage Glass Azteca Series by Fabio Frontini Arnolfo Di Cambio Italy 1970 Set
Located in Biella, IT
Arnolfo di Cambio italy design Fabio Frontini series "azteca" years ’70 set of two glass, lighter and ashtray in very perfect condition measure as...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Art Glass

Bronze Incense Burner by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
Bronze Incense burner by Henry Wilson Materials: bronze. Dimensions: D 60 x H 45 cm The Incense Burner was initially designed for Perfumer H...
Category

2010s Australian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

"B" Marble Ashtray, Morfosi
Located in Geneve, CH
"B" marble ashtray - Morfosi Dimensions: D 18 x W 10 cm Materials: brown marble. Available in custom dimensions and materials. The Morfosi brand has as its guideline the stylistic r...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Marble

"A" Marble Ashtray, Morfosi
Located in Geneve, CH
"A" marble ashtray - Morfosi Dimensions: D 20 x W 20 cm Materials: White Afyon marble. Available in custom dimensions and materials. The Morfosi brand has as its guideline the ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Marble

Blackened Bronze Incense Burner by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
Blackened bronze incense burner by Henry Wilson Materials: Blackened bronze. Dimensions: D 6 x H 4.5 cm The Incense Burner was initially designed for...
Category

2010s Australian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Italian Modern Chromed Steel Ashtray with Cigarette Extinguisher, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern chromed steel ashtray with cigarette extinguisher, 1970s Chromed steel ashtray with cigarette extinguisher, round base structure with cylindrical stem. Provided with ...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Metal, Steel

Charlie Bowl by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Charlie bowl by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 19.5 cm D 19.5 cm H 3.5 cm. Materials: black/brown bronze. Charlie bowl / ashtray / centerpiece / candle holder / card holder F...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Modern ashtrays for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Modern ashtrays for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage ashtrays created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include serveware, ceramics, silver and glass, decorative objects, building and garden elements and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, glass and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Modern ashtrays made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and Brazil pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original ashtrays, popular names associated with this style include Danese Milano, Angelo Mangiarotti, Bruno Munari, and Michele Chiossi. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for ashtrays differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $56 and tops out at $4,771 while the average work can sell for $436.

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