Polished brass ashtray in solid brass designed and made in the Auböck Werkstätte, Vienna, circa 1950.
The ashtray is cast in the shape of a crown and is part of a series of objects made during the first decade of cold war inspired to British club life. The latter was a stile at the time quite popular in Western Europe and Western Germany, where some of the pieces designed by the Auböck workshop were made for a period by Artes. This piece has been made in Austria though, and is infact marked with the Aubock stamp and 'Made in Austria' on the bottom. In overall excellent condition.
Diameter: 9 cm
Height: 3.5 cm