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Antique Ashtrays

Our collection of antique ashtrays is unique. Glass, because of its high melting point, has always been a popular choice of material for ashtrays, but our selection includes rare antique ashtrays made of woods and metals as well. Search by material or browse the whole collection till you find your perfect match.

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Antique ashtrays

Humans have been smoking for thousands of years, and over that time, the practice has greatly evolved. Tobacco was introduced to Europe from the Americas in the sixteenth century, but cigarettes did not become fashionable for men or women until Victorian times. When upper-class women started smoking at the turn of the twentieth century, ashtrays had their moment. Because they were designed to appeal to a feminine audience, they were made to be beautiful as well as functional.

Creating a luxury al fresco area

Using an antique ashtray is a great way to add a beautiful sense of history to your home. You can also create a small area in your garden for this specific purpose, featuring rustic outdoor furniture and antique pots and planters from Vinterior.

Collecting antique ashtrays

Antique ashtrays also make excellent collector’s items. They’re small, easy to display, and contain interesting details, especially when you pair a couple of different styles.

Our collection of antique ashtrays includes delicate silver, blown glass, painted pottery and ornate metalwork. Some are free standing, but others would be perfect for display on an antique side table. To search our selection of antique ashtrays by material, use the Advanced Sidebar search.

Antique silver ashtrays

Antique silver ashtrays were popular in the first half of the twentieth century. Styles vary from Brutalist (with splashes of bronze at either end) to delicate silver and gold plated designs depicting different scenes.

Antique porcelain ashtrays

Antique porcelain ashtrays made between 1900-1920 were created in the Art Noveau style and are characterised by their decorations which feature long, asymmetrical lines and curves.