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Bohemian Art Glass4166 of 5716NEWLY FOUND TANGO BOWLWelz Stripes and Spots decor Group
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    This is out thrid Tango ashtray. The design couldn't be more Art Deco and more simple.

    The black accents are not made of glass, but applied enamel and it stands about 7cm tall.

    Any idea about its origin?

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      The rest for the cigarette is a curved indentation. Never seen its like before! A very clever design piece.
    2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
      Yes it is.

      That's what I call a perfect design: designing by removing elements instead of by adding them.

      Thanks Kev, Welzebub, moonstone and charcoal for your loves and/or comments!!
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
      Thanks Leah!!!!
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      so love this very much!!!
    5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
      Thanks for loving it Amber, Sean, czechman, racer, Ian and vanskyock24 !!!

      Sean, those ashtrays of yours are so beautiful!!!
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Your very welcome austro , when I saw this it reminded me of mine :)
    7. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Just so eye catching austro ! Love it and now I am hungry for a Orange :-) Such a amazing collection you have. I am lovin' it !
    8. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
      Thanks Mani!!! That orange this made me hungry for one too... that'll be a perfect breakfast!!! (8:31 am in Spain)
    9. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 5 years ago
      This Orange with black rim reminds me certain designs of Loetz which could be astonishingly modern. But I don't think it's Loetz, it's more like a quotation.
    10. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      Wow..this is one cooool ashtray!! Where do you get all your alien stuff...come on your in league with 'them' aren't you!
    11. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
      Hahaha, not half as alien as the stuff we've been sharing lately... well, maybe just a little bit proto-Space-age :)
    12. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
      No cobalt, i don't think it's a Lötz either, but they were soooo modern, I do agree with that!!! By the way, just saw you amazing new Lindstrand... isn't it an amazing piece??? I love you got it!!!
    13. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
      It's pretty easy to wash, Jay... I should know! we use our antiques, so this one has been used at home too.
    14. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
      Thanks everybody for your loves and comments, guys!

      Just back from a long weekend out and it's great seeing so much love for this little ashtray :)
    15. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much, JayHow!!!

      It really is the same ashtray, but I have one question. As I've read, Arthur von Frankenberg -the soul of Frankart- was an esculptor... wouldn't he buy or commission the glass items from another company -even a European one- and adapt his work to hold these? (Dorothy Thorpe, for instance, worked over different glass companies stuff). My point is that this ashtray was bought in Spain, and is my believe that no American products would be imported at the time, so the ashtray shold be on german/Bohemian origin.

      On the other hand, I've found a jade coloured ashtray and it reminds me in more than one way of an ice-cream set in the sme colour I've got. So it almost proves the glass astray is European
    16. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      it would make a great isolation tank to cheer me up on a cloudy day!
    17. sarahoff sarahoff, 2 years ago
      Jefferson glass company made a similar version, I have one in red not sure if it's czech or Jefferson glass company.

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