Vintage elaborate Murano glass ashtray
While some Murano ashtrays come in simple shapes, others have more ornate and sculptural styles. The skilled glassblowers and artisans of the venetian island can effortlessly obtain the most fantasious shapes out of the fascinating material they work with, and in this case they decided to create some sort of an ear.
Crafted from a green-yellowish glass, massive and solid, this ashtray comes from the mid/late Sixties and is preserved in very good condition given its age. It has a pleasant patina and some minor scratches throughout, but no dents nor structural damage.
Its dimension makes it also ideal as a valet tray, or as a more traditional ashtray, or even as just a beautiful and rare to find decorative piece. It measures 17 by 14cm and has a height of 6cm.