Tag Archives: ashtrays

Anchor Hocking Soreno Nesting Honey Gold Amber Ashtrays

4 Jan

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Nesting ashtrays, made by Anchor Hocking in the 1960’s.  Pattern is called Soreno. The company made them in avocado green, teal blue, pink, crystal and irridescent and this colour which is called ‘Honey Gold’.  I think everyone had an ashtray like this in their homes in that era.  They were plentiful to find a few years ago but not so much now.

If you would like to see this item and other vintage dishes from the mid 20th century, please visit my booth Fab Finds at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.  Just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa ON.

Open 7 days a week, all year long, from 10am to 5pm. Over 50 vendors housed in a beautiful 2 storey heritage building.

This nesting ashtrays are priced at $ 30 for the set.

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Holt Howard Japan, 1950’s Ceramics

29 May

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The above are all examples of Holt Howard’s kitschy designs ca. 1950’s.  Holt-Howard was created in 1948 by John and Robert Howard and A. Grant Holt.  They made cutesy items for the kitchen and giftware.  They are probably best known for their pixie ware which commands high prices in the collectibles market.

The 1954 ashtray in the shape of a man in a striped shirt allows the smoke to escape through the mouth.  The cat ashtray sports a push down handle which empties the ashes  into the head.  The Rooster jam and jelly jar is one of many dishes that were embellished with roosters by Holt Howard Co.   They ceased all production in 1990.

These items will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market in Almonte Ontario.

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Please note the cat ashtray is SOLD!!