Verdigris Bronze Whale Ashtray

Made of solid bronze, this vintage whale astray was designed by Maurice Ascalon. The interior of the ashtray has a hammered design, while the exterior features Pal-Bell’s signature “verdigris” green patina. When used as an ashtray, cigarettes can be placed in any of three slots at the head of the whale and the tale can be used to easily carry it from room to room. It can also be used as a decorative catchall on a desk or nightstand.

About the Brand:

Pal-Bell Company was founded in Tel-Aviv by designer Maurice Ascalon. The company produced bronze and brass decorative art pieces, including tabletop objects, menorahs, and other Judaica, from 1939 to 1956. Considered the father of the modern Israeli decorative art movement, Maurice Ascalon introduced the chemical process of creating the green patina known as “verdigris”, which has become a stylistic signature of Israeli metalwork.

Read more about Maurice Ascalon and Pal-Bell

Condition: Very Good

Materials: Bronze

Size: 4 ½” L x 3” W x 3 ¼” H

Country of Origin: Israel

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