Mid-Century Modern 1950s Murano cased art glass cigar minder or ashtray with internal silver foil spiral design that draws the gaze into a vortex. Please excuse the reflection of the photo lamp, the center is actually dark, like a Black Hole at the center of a galaxy. The outer glass looks black but it is instead very dark red. The layer of glass casing the inside surface is a clear yellow-green Vaseline color which imparts the look of gold to internal silver foil decorations. Please note that while to the eye the color of the glass is Vaseline in hue the piece does not actually glow under blacklight. Honest wear that testifies to age and use, but nothing overt. There is a tiny chip on the outer edge of the rim that is so small I never even knew it was there until examining the piece with a loupe. See closeup pictures. 5.25 inch top diameter, 2.25 inches tall.
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