I found her at a local yard sale. I spotted her from my car as I drove up in front of the house. You see it’s very windy here on the Oregon Coast so her leg and fan were really rocking. Swinging in the breeze. What a wonderful sight. I might have missed her if she had been inside of a garage but she was right there on a table in the front yard.
She has no markings of any kind on her. I’m not sure of her age. 50’s? 60’s? 70’s made to look retro? Took me a little while to figure out that she was an ashtray. I bought her from a Grandmother that deemed her to risqu√© to be out on the coffee table in front of her grand children. Too bad really. If my grandma had one of these it would have only endeared her even more to me.
Sine today was her big “pin-up” debut I thought it would be fun to see how she looked with a burning cigarette inside of her. Since I had no such thing, a stick of incense was used for demonstration purposes. Not bad, eh? Normally she sits right next to the front door. I always hope as the door opens that a breeze sneaks in and makes her do her thing. She’s a tiny warning to visitors that there’s a good chance that my house could possibly be “different” from theirs.
OUTSTANDING!!! Though the little post sticking out of her inner thigh that the leg swings by is a little scary… I’ve seen a bunch of these women with swinging legs ashtrays but this is really the best of the breed.
Does the fan swing too?
I’ve never seen one of these where the cigarette compartment is underneath. I actually don’t think I’ve ever seen one where the girl was on a chair that was raised like this.
Thank you for your EXCELLENT documentation and description. It makes it fun for me to curate when there’s this much detail. More please!
Oh yes! Fan & leg both swing in the breeze. Do you have any idea of her vintage?
I think the little post sticking out of her inner and outer thighs are a good thing and will ward off hip-replacement surgery in her old age.
Honored to receive your prestigious Cerifikitsch of Authenkitschity!
I would guess 40s or 50s but because of her glaze possibly as late as 60s.
She’s a lucky gal not to have to think about a hip replacement or anything else that might go on in that area. It IS odd though that that little nub wouldn’t have been concealed on the underside of the ceramic.
ooh la la, this is great!
oh that’s too cool……..
oh yes this is wonderful ..