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

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

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Germany - Early 20th century

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

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.

Our passion is antique books, maps, prints and curios. Our company was founded in 2005 with the opening of our first antiquarian bookshop in Krems an der Donau, Austria, which was headed by Gunther and Gabriele, who are still managing directors and point of contact. Already before 2005 we started the online sale of books. In 2015, we decided to close down the antique shops and to our historic building in Krems (Wachau, famous Baroque monasteries such as Göttweig or Melk, where parts of Umberto Ecco's "In the Name of the Rose" were filmed with Sean Connery and Christian Slater for fantastic wine and wine delicious apricots), which has been in Gabriele's family for over 800 years. Since tradition in Gabriele's family has always been a big deal, we have decided to return to the roots. In 2016, when Gunther received an interesting job offer, we moved to Switzerland and kept our shop in Austria. But passion is passion, that's why we relocated our headquarters to Switzerland and left our current business in Austria. Unfortunately, we were hit by a fire in 2017 in Austria and had to restart. "Good things take a while", as we say in Austria, the reconstruction has been going on for some time, but there is an end in sight and we are very positive for the future. We welcome visitors and would be pleased to tell you something about our historic site and also about historical items for sale, perhaps with a glass of wine or an original Belgian beer. We try to coordinate the shipping also Austria, therefore, a pickup is possible.

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  • Excellent packing! I’ll recommend this seller! Very professional!

    user-43cc97f August 27, 2019

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