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This very rare German art deco smoker’s companion in the form of an airplane was designed ca. 1930 for J.A. Henckels, Solingen, Germany. The airplane includes a hinged compartment in the center for cigars, two removable cigarette cases as wings, a set of four ashtrays behind the match safe with striker that is the cockpit. The propeller is spring loaded as a cigar clipper which drops the cutting into the wheel carriage. Stamped “Germany”. The airplane 9 ¾” long, 5” high and the wing span 10.5"

AN ART DECO PATINATED METAL FIGURAL CIGARETTE STAND AND GLASS BOX IN THE STYLE OF FRANKART Maker unknown, American, circa 1930 9-1/2 inches high (24.1 cm) The removable clear green glass box supported by two female nudes in a gunmetal patina.

The Art Deco style represented elegance, glamour, and modernity, all of which soon became unfashionable due to the drastic economic changes brought on by the collapse of the stock market in 1929.


French Art Deco Figural Statue by Pierre LeFaguays, 1920's.