Art deco 1930s African American swimmer figurine ashtray pindish
Wonderful Art Deco ashtray, which would also serve well as a ring tree, ring dish, trinket dish or pindish. This original ca. 1930s vintage pinup girl in bathing suit has been turned into a stunning African American swimmer figurine that would be fit to star in the Olympics team.
The base of this item is a pot metal, but repainted by myself. The poor thing was ill-treated, having been re-painted in some ghastly colours and very wobbly lines. Removing the stubborn paint proved impossible, so there was only 1 option left to me.
I re-painted this object with the American pin-up in mind, which I then mixed with the cool colorations of the 80's. Our dark-skinned beauty looks striking in her white bathing suit, ready to jump in the cool blue waters of the pristine white swimming pool, offset with red detailing lines.
It can now serve as a trinket or ring dish (it would look wonderful in a modern bathroom) - or even if so wished - as an ashtray.
This object is truly one-of-a-kind!
Size: 10 x 6.5 x 10.5 cm
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