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The Big Ashtray Museum presents Ashtrays of Yesteryear. These fascinating art ashtrays were used as home decor focal points and were works of art, meant to be seen and admired. Made with superior quality and design by studio artists of the 19th and 20th Century, these fascinating ashtray creations now have a place in decorative arts history, never to be produced again.
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Set of 19 retro mod goblets by Carlo Moretti, Italy.  Circa 1959 to mid 1960.

Hand blown with applied stems.  Featuring the velvety soft Satinato finish Moretti is famous for. The glass is top quality leaded crystal.

We describe the color as 'Tangerine', a semi-opaque vivid orange that glows when the light shines through.  Mesmerizing color, very popular among the very mod in the 1960s.  See it at retroartglass.com.

It is difficult to find the Satinato finish without wear due to use and inappropriate cleaning methods.  They are NOT dishwasher safe.  The finish is durable, but it cannot withstand high heat or heavy scrubbing.  ALL goblets in the set have NO damage to the Satinato.  18 are without chips, 1 dessert/champagne goblet has a very small sliver chip on the rim.  All have rings of bottom-wear on the base due to surface contact over the past 50 years.  The ring can be seen only when looking very closely and is not considered damage.

Set includes (8) Champagne/Dessert, (6) Wine, and (5) Water/Ice Tea goblets.  Very rare to find a large set still together and in such fine shape, especially in this color.

The goblets are heavy due to the fine quality glass.  Water goblets measure 7" tall, with a 3.5" wide mouth and weigh just under 1lb each.  The wine glasses are 5.5" tall, 2.5" wide mouth and weigh just under 1/2lb.  The champagne goblets stand 4.5" tall with a 4.25" wide mouth and weigh just over 1/2 lb.

 
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Fantastic find of two big hoop vases with interlacing forms.  Retro modern art glass, circa 1960s-1970s, Scandinavia.

Notice how the hoops on the two vases fit together like a hinge. The artist made the pair as a set.  The distinctly mid-20th century colors, burgundy and dark turquoise blue, seem unusual paired, but somehow very appealing.  The creamy effect of the colors was achieved by 'casing' the glass with an inner layer of white glass. 

These big beauties weigh over 3 lbs each. The blue hoop vase is 13.25" tall and the burgundy vase is 13" tall.  The height and weight is slightly different. This slight inaccuracy is evidence of hand-made blown glass.   

This style/décor was made famous by Scandinavian glass artist in the late 1960s to 1970s.  We believe these quality examples may be from Riihimaen Lasi or by Per-Olof Strom for Alsterfors.  They are unmarked. 

Both are in fine condition.  One miniscule sliver chip on the blue vase rim, it is nearly impossible to see.  Very tiny trapped bubble or two on each vase, common in hand-made glass.  The bottom-wear, accumulated from many years of surface contact, is restricted to a thin ring around the outer edge of the base.

The ultimate in authentic retro modern décor.  See them at Retroartglass.com
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Magnificent Mid-Century Modern Venetian Art Glass Pheasant Pair
Hand-made art glass from Mid-20th century Italy.

Many famous Murano glass houses produced these statuesque pheasants and they came in various stylized versions of the fowl. Since these are not signed, we can't say which glass master produced them.   We can say they are well-done with raised hand-tooled dark amber tails, a graduated green body, on a hand-formed solid colorless base, with aventurine laced throughout.  See it at retroartglass.com

Large and lovely.  They stand 16.6" tall, 7" deep, and stand on a 3.25" wide base.  Weigh 2 lbs, 10 oz each
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The Big Ashtray Museum presents Ashtrays of Yesteryear. These fascinating art ashtrays were used as home decor focal points and were works of art, meant to be seen and admired. Made with superior quality and design by studio artists of the 19th and 20th Century, these fascinating ashtray creations now have a place in decorative arts history, never to be produced again.
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Magnificent Mid-Century Modern Venetian Art Glass Pheasant Pair
Hand-made art glass from Mid-20th century Italy.

Many famous Murano glass houses produced these statuesque pheasants and they came in various stylized versions of the fowl. Since these are not signed, we can't say which glass master produced them.   We can say they are well-done with raised hand-tooled dark amber tails, a graduated green body, on a hand-formed solid colorless base, with aventurine laced throughout.  See it at retroartglass.com

Large and lovely.  They stand 16.6" tall, 7" deep, and stand on a 3.25" wide base.  Weigh 2 lbs, 10 oz each
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Fantastic find of two big hoop vases with interlacing forms.  Retro modern art glass, circa 1960s-1970s, Scandinavia.

Notice how the hoops on the two vases fit together like a hinge. The artist made the pair as a set.  The distinctly mid-20th century colors, burgundy and dark turquoise blue, seem unusual paired, but somehow very appealing.  The creamy effect of the colors was achieved by 'casing' the glass with an inner layer of white glass. 

These big beauties weigh over 3 lbs each. The blue hoop vase is 13.25" tall and the burgundy vase is 13" tall.  The height and weight is slightly different. This slight inaccuracy is evidence of hand-made blown glass.   

This style/décor was made famous by Scandinavian glass artist in the late 1960s to 1970s.  We believe these quality examples may be from Riihimaen Lasi or by Per-Olof Strom for Alsterfors.  They are unmarked. 

Both are in fine condition.  One miniscule sliver chip on the blue vase rim, it is nearly impossible to see.  Very tiny trapped bubble or two on each vase, common in hand-made glass.  The bottom-wear, accumulated from many years of surface contact, is restricted to a thin ring around the outer edge of the base.

The ultimate in authentic retro modern décor.  See them at Retroartglass.com
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