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    Posted 2 months ago

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    Another item from my aunt's vintage collectibles. She collected ashtrays, although she never smoked. This is one of the most interesting. After researching ashtrays, I learned how little I knew.


    1. keramikos keramikos, 2 months ago
      bmasonparks, Beautiful.

      Yeah, I 'get' your aunt's interest in ashtrays despite being a non-smoker, as I am the same way. :-)

      I don't know if you've seen CW user SimonC's collection, but there are a lot of interesting ashtrays in it:

      And there's even an ashtray museum:
    2. bmasonparks bmasonparks, 2 months ago
      Hey Keramikos! Thanks. I am not surprised. I try to research each piece and I am always surprised at what I find. To me they were just ashtrays, but now I know some are art deco. I now know what match holders are. Some are very large crystal glass. There's an entire ashtray world out there! Who knew? I will check out the links you sent.
    3. Gillian, 2 months ago
      Hello - I am very grateful to Kera for the links aswell. Quite a journey. I don't think you have match holders on your ashtray. It would be too easy to ignite them with a burning cigarette. Instead, they're most likely cigarette holders. If they're much wider, cigar holders. It's a feminine looking ashtray though.
    4. bmasonparks bmasonparks, 2 months ago
      Hi Gillian, thanks for the information. When I searched for the ashtray I typed in "porcelain ashtray, flowers, cigarette holders." The similar items in the results said "match holders." I do not think they are match holders either. I agree with you and will change the name of the item. I appreciate your comments.
    5. Gillian, 2 months ago
      Candles? Too much fire power for your piece?
    6. bmasonparks bmasonparks, 2 months ago
      Hi Gillian - not at all, I think it will look pretty with a few short, thin candles. Thanks for the idea!

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