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Murano-Style Ashtray – SOLD

10 Nov

Small bullicante ashtray

Small bullicante ashtray

This is quite a petite ashtray, but I love the colour, and of course I’m a big fan of this bullicante Murano glass! The green’s a bit brighter than vintage green glass normally is, which shows off those bubbles beautifully! And it doesn’t hurt matters that the glass is in such good nick!

Dimensions: 11cm in diameter x 4.5cm tall

Price: R200

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Small Murano-Style Ashtray – SOLD

30 Oct

Small Murano-style bubble ashtray

Small Murano-style bubble ashtray

Whoever owned this Murano ashtray previously made good use of it – it has plenty of fine scratches showing that it’s been very well used over the years, but it’s still a very attractive piece of glass. It’s a classic Murano design with that flowing organic shape and controlled bubbles (which is where the glass gets the name ‘bullicante’), and of course that bright red colour! I think it’s probably the colour that I like the most – a collection of Murano ashtrays in these bright colours makes for a very striking display.

Dimensions: 11cm in diameter x 4.5cm tall

Price: R150

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Murano-Style Ashtray – SOLD

12 Aug

Small Murano-style ashtray

Small Murano-style ashtray

This little ashtray is a lovely example of vintage art glass, with the bubbles reflecting the beautiful blue of the glass. The ashtray seems to be in very good nick, with only minor signs of wear to the base of the glass. It’s a bit smaller than some of the larger pieces that we’ve had for sale recently, but is still a perfectly respectable size – in fact when it comes to smoking, smaller is probably better – it means you’ll be forced to empty it more often, avoiding an ashtray full of cigarette butts at the end of the evening!

Dimensions: 11cm in diameter x 4.5cm tall

Price: R200

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Large Murano-Style Ashtray – SOLD

21 Jul

Large vintage Murano-style ashtray

Large vintage Murano-style ashtray

I bought this large Murano ashtray from the same spot as the ashtray that we featured yesterday, and it’s just as beautiful, if not more so! I love the organic shape, and the beautiful glass, which is easier to see against the light blue background. Again there are some scratches on the underside of the ashtray, as well as one or two scratches in the ‘bowl’ of the ashtray, but the wear is barely visible, and on the whole I’d say that it’s a pretty clean piece.

P.S. Apologies – I seem to have forgotten to photograph the ashtray with the matchbox! Have a look at the dimensions below to see the size of the ashtray.

Dimensions: 19cm in diameter x 8cm deep

Price: R350

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Large Murano Ashtray – SOLD

20 Jul

Vintage murano-style ashtray

Vintage murano-style ashtray

I don’t think that I’ll ever tire of buying Murano glass, the colours and styles are just so beautiful! I was looking at my collection the other day, thinking that I should part with some of my ashtrays seeing as I don’t smoke anymore, but perish the thought – they’re just too lovely! This Murano ashtray is quite a bit larger than your standard ashtray, and is the most beautiful blue. In the photos it looks like there are different bands of clear and blue glass, but that’s not an accurate reflection – the glass is a pretty consistent blue throughout. There are some scratches to the underside of the ashtray, which show its age, but otherwise the glass is in good condition.

A lovely piece for display or for use – even non-smoking households should have at least one ashtray for those occasional dinner parties where people who don’t smoke suddenly feel the craving!

Dimensions: 16.5cm in diameter x 7cm deep

Price: R320

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Murano-Style Bowl – SOLD

28 Apr

Murano-style bowl

Murano-style bowl

I know very little about glass, but I know what I like, and this bowl is it! I love the sweeping style, and the fact that it’s asymmetrical, I even like the rather demure grey – it seems to suit the style of the bowl. Noks asked me what you would use this bowl for – given its shape it’s not very practical – but sometimes you have to throw practicality out the window and just go with your heart!

A super stylish piece of art glass in good condition – minus a few slight chips on the underneath of the bowl, it’s in fairly decent nick.

Dimensions: 25cm long x 21cm wide x 16cm tall

Price: R380

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