This is for the purchase of a single 1960's German Cigar Ashtray made by Weimar Porcelain. Item in photos is actual item being purchased. The first photo was taken indoor to show deep blue color along with some loss of gold paint where cigar was resting. All other photos were taken outdoor to show light scratches and richness of the blue and floral detail. Please message me with any specific questions.
WEIMAR Porcelain- as found on the website www.porcelainmarksandmore.com/germany
The Blankenhain business was one of the first companies in East Germany that was nationalized in 1948, even before the official founding of the German Democratic Republic in October 1949. The company was renamed to ⇒V.E.B. Weimar Porzellan and from 1949 onwards (until 1980) the mark carried the addition 'MADE IN GDR'.
During the time from 1979 to 1984 the whole factory was modernized and some parts expanded further. A new production assembly with a capacity of 6,000 square meters was built and the traditional hand-fed and cleaned round kilns based on a 190 year old technology were replaced by a modern tunnel kiln with a lenght of 75 meters in the year 1981. In the meantime, the factory was declared part of the Feinkeramik Kahla combine in 1980 and the note 'MADE IN GDR' was replaced by 'MADE IN GERMAN DEMOCRACTIC REPUBLIC'.
> Estimated age is around 1960's- In 1949 the note "MADE IN GDR" was added and used until 1980
> Manufacturer- Weisman
> Color- Deep Cobalt Blue with gold gilt detailing the flowers and ashtray trim along with a splash of light blue for flower center.
> Purpose- Ashtray used primarily for Cigar's as evidenced by the wider resting groove at the end.
> Pattern- 581 / 41- Astor Flower
> Shape- kind of a triangular shape popular in the 1950s - 1960s~ Orbital shape
> Size- Approximately 5" long x 3 5/8" wide x 5/8" tall
> Hallmark- http://www.porcelainmarksandmore.com/germany/thuringia/blankenhain-01/index.php "See 5-20 & 5-21" on page
This ashtray truly is in incredible shape with minimal loss of original paint. It has no chips or cracks and would be a wonderful addition to a collector of tobacciana.
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