Set of 19 retro mod orange crystal goblets by Carlo Moretti, Italy.  Circa 1959 to mid 1960s. 

Hand blown with applied stems.  Featuring the velvety soft Satinato finish Moretti is famous for. The glass is top quality leaded crystal.

We describe the color as ‘Tangerine’, a semi-opaque vivid orange that glows when the light shines through.  Mesmerizing color, very popular among the very mod in the 1960s. 

It is difficult to find the Satinato finish without wear due to use and inappropriate cleaning methods.  They are NOT dishwasher safe.  The finish is durable, but it cannot withstand high heat or heavy scrubbing.  ALL goblets in the set have NO damage to the Satinato.  18 are without chips, 1 dessert/champagne goblet has a very small sliver chip on the rim.  All have rings of bottom-wear on the base due to surface contact over the past 50 years.  The ring can be seen only when looking very closely and is not considered damage.

Set includes (8) Champagne/Dessert, (6) Wine, and (5) Water/Ice Tea goblets.  Very rare to find a large set still together and in such fine shape, especially in this color.

The goblets are heavy due to the fine quality glass.  Water goblets measure 7” tall, with a 3.5” wide mouth and weigh just under 1lb each.  The wine glasses are 5.5” tall, 2.5” wide mouth and weigh just under 1/2lb.  The champagne goblets stand 4.5” tall with a 4.25” wide mouth and weigh just over 1/2 lb.

See them at retroartglass.com.

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Mid-Century Murano Art Glass Cigar Bowl by Barbini

Beautiful, elegant, yet manly.  Vintage art glass hand made in 1950s Murano by master Alfredo Barbini. A suitable ashtray for the sophisticated cigar smoker. See it at Big Ashtray.

Made with opaque white ‘lattimo’ glass rimmed in very dark red (looks black) encrusted with metallic ‘aventurine’.  See image 3 for closeup view.  The lattimo glass has wispy veils of gold aventurine which is hard to see in images.

Nice and deep with a wide V rest, floats the cigar well above the basin. Large, but not too large.  Measures 6” long on three sides and 2.5” tall. Weighs just under 3 lbs.

In like-new condition.

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Mid-Century Modern Viking Art Glass Cigar Ashtray

Scarce mid-century modern Viking Art Glass glass ashtray in deep manly blue.  Viking called this patented color ‘Bluenique’.  Hand-made ashtray with fat cradle rests and deep bowl.  Made for cigars but useful for other smokes.  See it at Big Ashtray

Viking Art Glass was known as New Martinsville Glass (USA) before the 1940s.  Thise eye-capturing beauty was probably made by New Martinsville.  

The pattern is called “Three Foil”, Viking part no. 1102.  It is at least 50 years old, could be up to 70 years old. Click here to learn more about New Martinsville/Viking glass.

Measures 6” x 6” x 6”, 2.75” tall - weighs 2 lbs. In excellent condition with heavy bottom-wear (caused by years of surface contact and expected in vintage glass). Hand-formed glass, no seams.  

Great art deco style - impressive ashtray. Fabulous by the pool.

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Rare Mid-Century Modern Cambridge Glass Hambone Ashtray Set

This elegant modernist vintage ashtray set was made by Cambridge Glass in the mid 1950s.  Click here to read more about Cambridge Glass.  Both are in excellent condition. Rarely seen.

Made of thick, luscious quality vintage glass.  The beautiful glowing color was called “Mandarin Gold”. Cambridge catalogued part no. 1956/5.  Named “Hambone” ashtrays.

Large enough for cigars.  Three medium sized rests on each.  Can double as catch-all, incense burners or candle holders, when not in ash service.

Measures 8” long, 5” at widest, 1.5” tall, weighs 1.5 lbs each. Offered as a set of two.

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Pair of hand-blown Murano art glass ash bowls with trapped air bubbles in graduated plum amethyst to clear.

Made of quality vintage thick-walled glass.  Fire polished rims with polished flat seats.  Circa 1960s - 1970s.  Both in excellent condition.

One bowl has 6 deep, wide rests suitable for cigars, the other has four rests suitable for smaller smokes. Both are great for pipe rests too.  Deep bowls catch and retain debris.  Both bowls double as catch-all, floral bowls, candle holders, etc. when not in ash service.

The cigar bowl measures 5” wide, 2.25” tall, and weighs 1 lb.  The other ash bowl measures 4.5” wide, 3” tall and weighs 1 lb.

Mid-century modern angel figurines signed and dated by Hermann.

Big beautiful retro angels in the 1970s Big Eye décor style. Signed and dated on the base.

Each weigh 2 lbs and stand 11.5” tall, 7.5” at widest point.  Large and impressive. Perfect focal décor for your Christmas display.

In very good condition with minor glaze surface flake nicks that can be seen as tiny white dots in the images below.  The glaze flakes can be easily covered up with gold paint or ink.  There are no chips or cracks. The glaze is lustrous and bright.  See it at:  Retro Art Glass

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