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Posted 5 years ago


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This is a small sized individual "smoking set" that probably dates from the 1950s.

The ash tray has one cigarette rest. It has light red coloration to the glass and gold inclusions.

The cigarette holder is similar but the white glass runs on the outside of the holder allowing a match to be struck against the surface. I am not sure if that was the intended purpose but looking at the outside, there are numerous small scratches showing that is how the owner used it.

At first I thought the cigarette holder may have been made for matches, but to me it seems too tall for that purpose.

Any thoughts or comments are appreciated.



  1. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks Manikin.

  2. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking vetraio.

  3. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks again bellin.

  4. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks Purdy, Hedgewalker, Kerry and vintagemad.

  5. ItalianGlassDecor ItalianGlassDecor, 4 years ago
    HI Scotty

    A nice set using the Zanfrico technique

  6. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks again for looking/ commenting Dean.

  7. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks surf and rose.

  8. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking hoipolloi!

  9. antiquerose antiquerose, 1 year ago
    I loved it again!!

    Reminds me of my Murano Smoking set I LOVE YOURS!!
  10. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting antiquerose!

  11. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks much ivonne.


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