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Vintage 1960s / 1970s earthenware ashtray made of chamotte clay with a red glazed surface

SKU: AW-3045-20
€ 32,50
Stock 1 pc.

Vintage 60s / 70s earthenware ashtray made of chamotte clay with a red glazed surface.

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  • Manufacturing date: 1960s - 1970s

A beautiful piece of handicraft from the 60s / 70s. This is a square earthenware ashtray made of chamotte clay. The ashtray has a whopping eight slots where one can put a cigarette. The ashtray stands on 4 small square legs and the inside of the ashtray is glazed red on the surface. Especially due to the applied glazing technique (lava and liquid glass technique) this gives a beautiful lava-like effect.

The ashtray is marked on the bottom.

This red glazed earthenware ashtray made of chamotte clay is in an excellent vintage condition with minimal traces of use and age-related traces of use. Photos are part of the description.


  • Height: 4 cm.
  • Length: 16.5 cm.
  • Width: 16.5 cm.

Grog, also known as firesand or chamotte, is a ceramic raw material and has a high percentage of silica and alumina. It can be produced by firing selected fire clays to a high temperature before grinding and screening to specific particle sizes. It can also be produced from jugs. The particle size distribution is generally coarser than the other raw materials used to prepare clay bodies. It tends to be porous and have low density.

Grog is used in pottery and sculpture to add a gritty, rustic texture called "tooth"; it also reduces shrinkage and aids even drying. This prevents defects such as cracking, crow feet patterning, and lamination. The coarse particles open the green clay body to allow gases to escape. It also adds structural strength to hand-built and thrown pottery during shaping although it can diminish fired strength.

An ashtray is a receptacle for ash from cigarettes and cigars. Ashtrays are typically made of fire-retardant material such as glass, heat-resistant plastic, pottery, metal, or stone.

The most common ashtray design is a shallow cylinder with a flat base, to rest on a table. Other ashtrays, particularly in public places, are wall-mounted, and larger than standard tabletop ashtrays due to the increased use they receive. There are also public ashtrays combined with trash cans. Many ashtrays have notches at the rim, to hold cigarettes and/or a cigar.

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Country of origin
The Netherlands - Holland

Kind of object
Pottery lava ashtray

Ashtray - clay - chamotte - smoking


Pottery & Ceramics

Brown Black - red

Chamotte clay - pottery - glaze

Eight cigarette slots

1960s - 1970s

Good vintage condition

4,00 cm

16,50 cm

16,50 cm

Shipping method
Parcel post with track & trace

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