Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Ya Gotta Know I'm A Big Fan Of Sascha Brastoff. I've Got Many Of His Remarkably Decorated Ashtrays And I Picked Up Another Recently. Status: Collected.
This, like a lot of the items I've been showing off lately, was another of the pieces I snatched up at the recent Vintage Modern auction across the river. I didn't really go for the smalls but, alas...I just couldn't resist this little Brastoff "Pod" ashtray. Weird, right...I don't even smoke.
I don't normally talk much about money here but since this ain't going nowhere, I paid a grand total
of $17.50 for this little treasure. Not too shabby considering one just like it recently sold on eBay for
$29 + Shipping. Anybody got any info on the names of the various Brastoff patterns?
The body itself is kind of space age / mod looking piece. The decoration has a sort of '70s mod look
to it, I could totally see this sitting of the glass shelf of a large macrame hanging from the ceiling.
But then you flip it over and see a rooster. Nothing space age-y about that! But that's Sascha
So this will just be added to my burgeoning Brastoff collection. Oddly enough, I have a matching
medium size open ashtray in this same pattern that I've never photographed over at the other house. I
need to get these two together! That one was my first piece of Sascha B. and I doubt that this one
will be my last.