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Italian leather wrapped “Egyptian” pipe ashtray, 1950’s

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Price: $190, including worldwide SH & I

Italian leather wrapped “Egyptian” pipe ashtray, 1950’s
A large and absolutely incredible pipe ashtray with cork tapper, Italian, dating from the 1950’s. Made of pottery and covered all over with gilt leather, beautifully patinated. Designed as a bird’s head, faintly resembling the Egyptian god Thoth. The gilt leather with impressed modernist non-figurative decoration, intended to look Egyptian or African in style. Unsigned. Width: "10/ 25,5 cm. Condition: fine.


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