SWAROVSKI ASHTRAYS


In the Final Blog post for Swarovski-related Smoking products, we’ll discuss the various  ashtrays that were issued.

Ashtray7461 100 000 / 010 061
Ashtray, all crystal
Can have the old Block SC logo or the Swan logo
Size: 3 15/16 inches / 100mm Round
Designer: Max Schreck
Issue Date: 1981 / Retired 1990
MRP: $170

9280 000 017 / 168 007
Cendrier (Ashtray in French)
Designer: Martin Szekely
Size: 50 x 70 x 80mm
Solid block of crystal with total production of 2,182 pieces, originally part of Selection product line
Logo: Swan and Swarovski Selection
Issue Date: 1992 / Retired 1995
MRP: $190

Ashtray_Rhodium_V17501 061 000 / 011 157
Ashtray – Polished Rhodium
Var. 1 has a narrow band of rhodium metal at the top
Designer: Team
Old block logo
Size: 2 inches 50mm in diameter
Issue Date: 1977 / Retired 1982
MRP: $45

7501 061 000 / 011 157
Ashtray – Polished  Gold
Var. 3 has a narrow band of gold at the top
Designer: Team
Old block logo
Size: 2 inches 50mm in diameter
Issue Date: 1977 / Retired 1982
MRP: $45

9980NR000013 / 160 783
Posacenere – Ashtray in Italian
Designer: Alessandro Mendini
Size: 3-1/4 x 5-1/4 inches / 8.2 x 13.2 cm
Clear Cut Crystal bowl on a faceted stemmed base.
Marked with Designer’s signature and serial number.
Ltd Ed of 500.
Logo: Swan and DANIEL SWAROVSKI
Issued: 1989 / Retired 1998
MRP: $1,600

9980 000 012 / 159 458
Posacenere  (Ashtray)
Designer: Ettore Sottsass
Size: 1-3/16 x 7-3/4 inches / 3 x 18.5 cm
Faceted edges, Ltd Ed of 500
Numbered and marked with Designer´s signature and serial number.
Logo: Swan and DANIEL SWAROVSKI
Issued: 1989 / Retired 2001
MRP: $1,720

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Swarovski Cigarette Holders – For the Smoker ?


A very small quantity of items with the smoker in mind were produced by Swarovski (although will probably not be used by a collector) included the Ashtray, Cigarette Lighter & Cigarette Holder. We will be discussing each in separate blog posts over the next few weeks.

Let’s talk about the Cigarette Holders first.

The most common Cigarette Holder is 100% crystal with no metal accents.

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7463 062 000 / 010 177
Cigarette Holder
Can be found with Both the SC Block logo and the Swan logo.
Designer: Max Schreck
Size: 2 3/8 inches
Issue Date: 1981 / Retired 1990
Original Retail Price: $95

The other far more unique & hard to find Cigarette Holders were produced from 1977 to 1983 with a variety of metal accents – Rhodium Polished, Brushed Rhodium, & Polished Gold.  These sold for Thousands of Dollars at one time to Collectors in the Secondary Market, after they were retired, before the After Market collapse.

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7503 050 000 / 011 054
Cigarette Holder Polished Rhodium Var 1
Designer: Team
Old Block logo
Size 5 1/2 inches 140mm high
Designed with a wide band of rhodium on polished metal and a crystal stone on the top and bottom.
Issue Date: 1977 / Retired 1983
Original Retail Price: $130

7503NR50 / 7503 050 000 – Var. 2
Brushed Rhodium Cigarette Holder
Logo: Block SC
Designer: Team
Size: 5 1/2 inches 140mm high
Issue Date: 1977 / Retired 1982
MRP: $130

7503NR50 / 7503 050 000 – Var. 3
Polished Gold Cigarette Holder
Old block logo
Size: 5 1/2 inches 140mm high
Var 3 is much more rare & is valued more highly
Designer: Team
Issue Date: 1977 / Retired 1982
MRP: $130

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Swarovski Beetle Bottle Openers


The Beetle Bottle Openers have been one of our most controversial subjects among our ‘Crystal Fanatics’, for their ultimate uniqueness and for their design attributes… some like it while others do not think they are very attractive. What do you think ??

Beetle Bottle Opener - Gold, Smooth

Beetle Bottle Opener – Gold, Smooth

7505 076 001 / 011 840
Beetle Bottle Opener – Gold, Smooth
Var. 1
SC block only (may be hidden from view)  stamped on the metal component
The metal body where the legs attach has a smooth finish, stones are not interchangeable.
Designer: Team
Size: 4 3/8 inches 110mm long
Issue Date: 1978 / Retired 1983
MRP: $80

7505 076 002 / 011 840
Beetle Bottle Opener – Rhodium, Smooth
Var. 1

7505 076 001 / 011 840
Beetle Bottle Opener – Gold – Rough surface
Var. 2  Logo: Block SC

Beetle Bottle Opener, Rhodium, rough

The metal body where the legs attach has a rough texture, crystal stones are not interchangeable.
These two issues have the same specifics as those above, the only difference is in the textured surface.  The difference is on the side of the metal; it is either smooth or rough in texture.

The Beetle Bottle Opener was also available in Genuine Silver. Possibly a prototype.

At one time, they were valued at several thousand dollars.

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Swarovski Beetle Bottle Openers


The Beetle Bottle Openers have been one of our most controversial subjects among our ‘Crystal Fanatics’, for their ultimate uniqueness and for their design attributes… some like it while others do not think they are very attractive. What do you think ??

 

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7505 076 001 / 011 840
Beetle Bottle Opener – Gold, Smooth
Var. 1
SC block only (may be hidden from view)  stamped on the metal component
The metal body where the legs attach has a smooth finish, stones are not interchangeable.
Designer: Team
Size: 4 3/8 inches 110mm long
Issue Date: 1978 / Retired 1983
MRP: $80

Beetle Bottle Opener, Rhodium, roughBeetle Bottle Opener – Rhodium, Rough Edge, Var. 2

7505 076 002 / 011 840
Beetle Bottle Opener – Rhodium, Smooth
Var. 1
Logo: Block SC
7505 076 001 / 011 840
Beetle Bottle Opener – Gold – Rough surface
Var. 2
The metal body where the legs attach has a rough texture, crystal stones are not interchangeable.
These two issues have the same specifics as those above, the only difference is in the textured surface.  The difference is on the side of the metal; it is either smooth or rough in texture.

The Beetle Bottle Opener was also available in Genuine Silver. Possibly a prototype.

At one time, they were valued at several thousand dollars.

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The Swarovski Pineapples


Pineapples have been a familiar figurine produced for various Swarovski product lines for many, many years.

Dating back to the late 1980’s, Swarovski produced 3 different Trimlite Pineapple figurines. They all have the Trimlite ‘T’ logo.

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Trimlite Pineapple

Small Pineapple – Product #5622. Produced from 1985 to 1988 measuring 2-1/4 inches High x 1-1/2 inches Wide (58mm x 40mm)
The small pineapple has a single crystal 1″ (25mm) in diameter serving as the fruit, with a gold metal topper. It retailed for $30.
Medium Pineapple – 52623. Produced 1985 to 1988. It is 2-7/8 inches High x 1-1/2 inches W (73mm x 35mm) with a gold metal top. It retailed for $50.
Large Pineapple – 52624. Produced from 1985 to 1988, 3 1/4″ high with a gold metal top. It retailed for $70.

Also produced, from the ‘Silver Crystal product line was a variety of Pineapples. They carry the Block SC or Swan logo & were designed by Max Schreck. Most of them were moved to the Home Accessories product line in 2003.

Small Pineapple with a goldtone leaf topper – 7507 060 001 / 012 726. Produced from 1986 to 2004 & approx. 2.5″ high.

Small Pineapple with a rhodium leaf top – 7507 060 002 / 012 727 Produced from 1981 to 2007. & approx. 2.5″ tall. There were 2 versions: one with smooth leaves, the other with textured hammered leaves.

Large Pineapple with goldtone leaf top – 7507 105 001 / 010 044.  Produced from 1981 to 1986 with a height of approx. 4.125″.  Again, produced with smooth or textured hammered leaves. It retailed for $135.

Giant Pineapple with goldtone leaf top. – 7507 260 001 / 010 116. Produced between 1981 & 2008.  9 3/4″ in height with a massive weight of 10 lbs. 10 oz. but with textured or hammered leaves only.  It also was issued with or without the special markings indicating that it was part of the ‘Signed Collection’ from the European series. It retailed for $,3500

Giant Pineapple with rhodium leaf top – 7507 260 002 / 010 258. Produced from 1981 to 1986 with same size and weight of the goldtone Giant Pineapple. Again, in textured hammered leaves only & with or without the European markings.

Pineapple Candleholders
Rhodium 7600 136 002 / 010178 Old Block logo only
Hole style only, & only available in rhodium in the European market; has rhodium hammered leaves. 4 3/8 inches 110mm high
Issue Date: 1983 / Retired 1987 –Gold 7600 136 001 Old Block logo only
Hole style only with gold hammered leaves, same size as Rhodium, Produced between 1983 and 1986 & retailed for $150.

 

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The latest Pineapple (pictured) was a Ltd. Edition issued & retired in 2014, and designed by Edith Mair.
It measures 7-7/8 x 3-9/16 x 3-9/16 inches (20.0 x 9.0 x 9.0 cm) & retailed for $1,025.

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BOOKS ABOUT SWAROVSKI ? DID YOU KNOW ?


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