Friday, October 7, 2016

Blue Glass Series 2: Tamara Aladdin "Taalari" Cobalt Blue Ashtray

Blue Glass Series 2: Tamara Aladdin "Taalari" Blue Ashtray

Nobody smokes these days anymore, I mean, smoking is more and more an vilified thing of the past. Not fair with the ashtrays though. They were always some amazing beautiful ashtray art out there and they should keep coming. All mid century glass manufacturers included ashtray in their collections, it was part of life and it was an inherent part of creation. Not so much anymore. The other day I was browsing Christiana Glass Magazin and there aren't any ashtrays in line there... Even if less, people keep smoking, mostly outdoors or for therapeutic reasons but the ashtrays are gone. Too many vintage ashtrays out there and they are so pretty that it is impossible to ignore. Better adapt. You can use the beautiful piece for candy, for nuts, for salt or even as a ring dish. Why not? This one was designed by Tamara Aladdin for Riihimäen Lasi of Finland. A cobalt blue textured glass with the "Taalari" pattern designed by Tamara Aladin in 1973.

This beauty you can find here

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