Jean-Paul Sartre smoked them, as did Albert Camus, Serge Gainsbourg, and George Orwell. There could not be a more classic throwback to the romantic idyll of Paris. Between World War I and World War II, smoking of Gauloises in France was considered patriotic and an affiliation with French "heartland" values. This ashtray's baby blue hue comes from the branding of the non-filtered Gauloises Caporals - which also inspired the 1969 film: Les Gauloises Bleues.
Ashtray measures approximately 0.75" tall and 4"round.
Wipe with a soft, damp cloth.
About the Maker
Faiencerie de Gienwas established in 1821 (!) and is still in operation today. According to their website; "All manufacturing stages are carried out in keeping with two centuries of know-how, in our workshops in Gien, a town situated on the banks of the Loire river."