Mid-century modern crystal from Finland. Designed by master Kaj Franck with Nuutajarvi (glass house established in 1793) original sticker. This ashtray was called 'The Cigaro'.
Heavy 2.5 lb ashtray designed to do its job in an elegant unobtrusive manner. Stands 2 5/8" tall with a 2" deep well to catch and hold the debris. Sports 3 cigarette size rests, 2 smaller smokes rests, and one cigar size rest. Whatever you're smoking, this fine design ashtray can accomodate! Measures 4" x 3 /12" rectangle.
About Kaj Franck - Source: iittala.com (1911-1989) Born in Vyborg, Finland. Kaj Franck is described as the conscience of Finnish design. He removed everything excessive in his designs, leaving only the essentials. Kaj Franck has been awarded a large number of Finnish and international awards and prizes and his work has been displayed at a range of design museums around the world. Some of his most famous objects are the Teema tableware and the glass series Kartio.
Great gift for the perfectionist! In like-new condition. Circa 1960s/1970s.
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