I think this might be a contemporary version of the floral ashtray that we sold a month or two back – it may be modern, but I think it’s pretty awesome in all its kitschy blingness! I love that crazy gold leaf, and the petals (that double as ashtrays) tuck neatly into the centre of the flower with relative ease. The gold leaf has lifted in a few spots revealing the base metal underneath, but the wear doesn’t really shout at you, not with all that crazy gold going on!
P.S. Only after writing this blog post did I think to actually do a bit of an online hunt – and now I’m not so sure that it is modern? There’s a silver version of this ashtray for sale on eBay for close to R3000, and another seller describes the gold version as ‘Hollywood Regency‘…..
Dimensions: Flower measures 14cm in diameter; Each petal/ashtray measures 7cm long x 5cm wide