Okay, I know that ashtrays aren’t always that desirable, but this piece of West German pottery is far more than just an ashtray – it’s a piece of fine art, or at least I think it should be viewed as such! It was made by Carstens Tönnieshof, a German pottery house that originally opened their doors in 1900, but closed due to the wars, re-opening in 1947, with Trude Carstens as artistic director, until her death in 1965.
I love the vibrant design of today’s ashtray, which happens to be in mint condition, complete with its original foil sticker (yay!). There are a few speckles of paint where the decorator’s hand has slipped, but absolutely no signs of wear! Just the way we like things!
Dimensions: 18cm long x 14cm wide x 3.5cm tall