Glass ashtray elegantly decorated with a Sterling Silver Ants.
While simple, primitive forms of ashtrays existed long before the 19th century, it was during the start of the 20th century that the design, aesthetics and their popularity really took off. As more women began to smoke in the early 1900s, the ashtray went closer to an art form. Many women avoided the use of the traditional ashtray as it failed to reflect their feminine values through an activity that was long declared as being exclusive to men. What emerged were detailed, often very fancy ashtrays sch as these.
After sourcing the glass, this piece took 2 weeks to complete with over 3 craftsmen and designers involved at various stages.
Size: 13.5(W) x 19(L) x 6.7(H) cms.
Weight: 1.97 kgs.