Here is a sweet vintage Arnart Royal Paisley Ashtray Set with the holder in blue chintz. The all-over blue paisley chintz motif covers the top of each ashtray and the outside of the ashtray holder. It is an enchanting design of flowers and paisley scrolls in shades ranging from baby blue to ocean blue with yellow gold vines and foliage, and a touch of black for a dramatic accent. The rim of each ashtray is gold trimmed, with the cigarette rests and the rim of the holder finished in brushed gold.
Each ashtray measures 2-5/8 inches square, the cigarette rests bring that measurement up to 3-1/4 inches across. The nearly square holder is 3-inches by 3-1/4 inches across, with sides that dip down to accommodate the tabs for the cigarette rests. The total height is 1-3/4 inches.
From Arnart Creations, Japan, circa the 1950s to 1970s, the bottom of the holder is marked in gold with the Arnart crown, ®, and the words “Royal Paisley, 1643” A red and gold foil label stating “Made in Japan” is also intact. The backs of the ashtrays are not marked. Arnart Creations was actually an importer based in New York City. Though their designs were meant to look like their finer European counterparts and garner a part of that market, Arnart pieces are becoming collectible in their own right.
There are some spots of minor wear in the design from normal use, There are no other condition issues.
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