Wednesday, April 21, 2010

les cendriers sans cendres

I just found a box of vintage ceramic ashtrays that I had forgotten about!
I don't smoke and have no use for these items as their original function, but once in a while at a brocante I would pick one up that appealed to me aesthetically, and so would Monsieur L... 
Over the years they have added up to a small collection of under-appreciated accoutrements, but I do still find them very charming and very french!... and cleaned up, they can be used to hold small trinkets and trifles instead...

Au Coeur de la Bourgogne"
mid-20th C.
13 x 13 x 2.5 cm [h] 

CAD/US$100/70 Euros

Maison MORIN Père et Fils was established in 1822 in Nuits-Saint-Georges, in the heart of Burgundy, and is renowned for its Marc de Bourgogne.


Pernod Fils"
mid-20th C.; found at the Chatou brocante fair
15 cm diameter x 1.5 cm [h]

CAD/US$150/100 Euros

[the mark on the base is somewhat worn off, but I can make out "...Malesherbes PARIS (8e)"]
PERNOD Fils was founded in 1805 and is the oldest brand of anise spirits in France.


mid-20th C.
13 x 15 cm x 2.5 cm [h]
CAD/US$200/140 Euros

The TOURING CLUB DE FRANCE was an association founded in 1890 in Neuilly-sur-Seine dedicated to tourism in France by developing and identifying more travel routes, bicycle paths, traffic signals, road signs, tourist facilities and campgrounds. It is no longer extant since 1983.

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