Ignatius Taschner - Ignatius Taschner - Ashtray (1) - Art Nouveau - Brass

Description
Ignatius Taschner - Ignatius Taschner - Ashtray (1) - Art Nouveau - Brass
Germany - Early 20th century

Unusual cigar cutter with ash cup. The main component is made of brass, but there are also other metals included (the beak is silvery and with a sharp edge). The edges of the cup are slightly bent, so it must be a soft metal like copper. The beak is made of silver metal and the cutting surface is slightly rusty. The body of the stork is massive and is also the heaviest part of this piece. The ashtray itself has white spots on the inside, forming an extraordinary patina. The beak has marking in the form of Roman numerals (XVIII).
The design probably came from Ignatius Taschner (1871-1913), who was a sculptor, medallist, graphic artist and illustrator.

Lot details
No. of items
1
Object
Ashtray
Period
Early 20th century
Material
Brass
Manufacturer/ Brand
Ignatius Taschner
Country of Origin
Germany
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
16×12×12 cm
Weight
250 g
Creator
Ignatius Taschner
Style
Art Nouveau
Model/ Name
Aschebecher aus Messing mit Marabu Storch
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