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Piero Fornasetti Ashtray with Phone Numbers,  

Chicago Telephone Directory,

1950s-60s

The amusing ashtray is of a size defined as a medium sheet size.  Similar trays were made with New York and San Francisco Directory numbers.  These seem to be quite rare as few appear on the market.  The numbers displayed include the FBI, Fire Department, The Police, Cia, The Coast Guard, City Hall, Dunhill, Gas Company, Edison Company & The Weather.  

Dimensions: 6 3/8 inches wide x 5 inches deep x 7/8 inches high  (

Reference: Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, Barnaba Fornasetti, Page 574-575, #59, for other examples.

(Ref: NY9786-nar)

Dimensions

16.20cm wide x 12.7cm deep


Condition report

Good

Stock number

NY9786-nar

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