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Ashtray

Ashtray
Title
Ashtray
Date 
ca. 1990
Medium 
Stainless steel
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/8 in. ( 7 x 12.1 x 11.1 cm )
Description 
Polished stainless steel ashtray in two pieces; circular bowl on flattened tripod base; lid with circular opening for ashes; cigarette rest attached to lid, overhanging opening and side of bowl.
Credit Line 
Gift of Graydon Carter, Editor, Vanity Fair
Object Number 
2004.22
Marks 
stamp: on side of bowl: around perimeter of double circle, with linear design inside, "bauhaus / original / modell" stamp: on side of bowl: "...(illeg.) / ALESSI / INOX 18/10 / ITALY"
Gallery Label 
This ashtray, designed by Bauhaus metal designer Marianne Brandt in 1924 and reproduced by the Italian firm Alessi, was purchased by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter for his office. In 2003, Carter received a summons under the city's new antismoking regulations for having this unused ashtray visible in his Times Square Office.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group