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Christian Dior ‘Playing Card’ Porcelain Ashtrays, 1950s

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Christian Dior (French, 1905-1957)

A set of four white glazed porcelain ashtrays of personal size, with swept sides and a motif of each of the Kings of the four playing card suits. In beautiful original condition, each tray is stamped CHRISTIAN DIOR PARIS to the base. French, circa 1950s

Founder of one of the world’s most famous fashion houses, Dior died unexpectedly of a sudden heart attack on 24th October 1957 in Montecatini, Italy. An amount of mystery has since surrounded the circumstances, but one story reported by Paris Match, was that it happened during (ironically) a game of cards!

Size of each: 5 x 4 x 1 inch (13 x 10 x 2½ cm)

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