Unique and original ashtray
This smokers pot ashtray is shaped like a Provencal kitchen mortar, with its pestle. It’s an original ashtray, entirely handmade in a family workshop of Moustiers Sainte Marie. It’s also decorated by hand with a contemporary decoration of the Moustiers faience: Verdon or Perroquet.
In any case, this ashtray is surely an idea to remember for a wedding gift or even to celebrate an anniversary. It will be appreciated for its authentic and timeless character. Think about this gift idea…
The Moustiers faience
Since the seventeenth century, the very old faience artcraft is the specialty of Moustiers Sainte Marie, beautiful village located in the Verdon area in Provence. Thanks to the presence of water and wood at will, its geographical location has favored the development of faience pottery under Louis XIVth. When the « Roi Soleil » decided to melt the silverware of the kingdom (to pay for war campaigns), silver and gold had to be replaced to make the tableware and table utensils. The delicacy of faience seduced the nobles of the time and became fashionable. Since then, Moustiers has retained its ancestral know-how through its numerous workshops that still produce unusual objects today.