HUGE Mid-Century Neodymium Biomorphic Sommerso Glass Cigar Ashtray | Candy Dish | Centerpiece


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You're looking at a serious piece of mid-century art glass--an 11" wide heavy sommerso optic ashtray in neodynium/alexandrite, which makes the moods of this beauty change with the light, from light electric blue to a shimmering lilac. The 10 ribs on the bottom that swirl down to form the base are done in what seems to be an unchanging charcoal/smoke color, and are submerged in the neodynium glass layer. What an awesome exciting gift for the cigar lover in your life--especially if they smoke 'em with others.

You'd be forgiven for mistaking this large spectacular centerpiece of an ashtray as a midcentury masterpiece from Murano or Scandinavia, but this massive biomorphic bad boy is most likely by Tiffin, a now-defunct Ohio River Valley producer. As primarily a Blenko and Murano glass collector, this is only the second Tiffin piece I've handled, and MAN--this company produced some seriously beautiful super-high quality handblown glass. Beginning around the 1940s, Tiffin also jumped into the modernism fray, with their heavily cased 'Twilight' (neodynium) glass pieces. (My research led me to a model number--6590, but I have been unable to independently confirm its accuracy.)

Dimensions: 11" widest diameter x 3" tall
Condition: Excellent; expected age-related wear to base, occasional bubble in glass from production, light scratches, none noteworthly.

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