Give a Cigar Aficionado subscription and we'll send you a Pocket Guide to Cuba FREE!

Email this page Print this page
Share this page

Art in the Ashtray

Michael Moretti
Posted: September 2, 2003
You may not want to ash your cigar in the "Darlings" collection ashtray, by Enzart Design. Featuring an artist's original design, painted on fine porcelain and detailed in platinum, it would almost be more appropriate to hang this ashtray on your wall.

Black and white figures at an upscale cocktail soiree mill around wine, wineglasses and each other in the base of the ashtray. Curious expressions and askew glances bounce among the exaggerated faces of the partygoers. Through the backdrop and trimming the edges, platinum stripes sparkle and streak over the white kaolin porcelain.

Enzina Fuschini, chief executive of Enzart Design, originally conceived the idea as a part of a design theme for a "black and white" charity ball in England, where the company is based. Each ashtray itself is individually cast, hand-finished and ornamented in Limoges, France. Sit back and admire it, but keep a second-hand receptacle nearby for your ashes.

The "Darling" collection ashtrays, which aren't carried by U.S. retail stores, are available by calling (011) (44) 01-202-700-005 or e-mailing studio@enzina.com. The large ashtrays retail from $239 to $249, and the small ashtrays, $100 to $110.

Share |

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Log In If You're Already Registered At Cigar Aficionado Online

Forgot your password?

Not Registered Yet? Sign up–It's FREE.

FIND A RETAILER NEAR YOU

Search By:

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

    

Cigar Insider

Cigar Aficionado News Watch
A Free E-Mail Newsletter

Introducing a FREE newsletter from the editors of Cigar Aficionado!
Sign Up Today