1950s-era Ashtray from the Legendary Fontainebleau in Miami Beach

1950s-era Ashtray from the Legendary Fontainebleau in Miami Beach

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  • Rare vintage ashtray from Frank Sinatra's favorite hotel in Miami
  • Fontainebleau ashtray designed by the hotel's architect Morris Lapidus
  • Desirable for its connection to the 1950s culture of South Beach
  • Made exclusively for the Fontainebleau by Harker Pottery
  • Classic ceramic ashtray measures 5 1/8-inches in diameter

Handle with Care, and Pass Down to the Next Generation.

Situated on oceanfront Collins Avenue in the heart of Millionaire's Row, Fontainebleau Miami Beach is one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels on Miami Beach, Florida.  By design and by legendary reputation, the Fontainebleau is truly one of a kind. Opened in 1954, its Morris Lapidus-conceived curves accent the resort's shoreline as surely as a sheer dress clinging to a fashion model.

Hollywood came calling in the 1950s and 1960s, when Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin played, on stage and off. The grandeur and opulence of the hotel resonated with Frank Sinatra, who stayed in the penthouse suite on the seventeenth floor while performing at the Fontainebleau's LaRonde Supper Club.  In those heady days, Jackie Gleason based his TV variety show there. And Sean Connery as 007 roamed the pool deck in "Goldfinger."

Offered is a rare guestroom ashtray from the legendary Fontainebleau. Once icons of hospitality and glamour, ashtrays are part of Americana from the golden age of glamorous smoking, now endangered objects, out of use along with cigarettes.  Use them on dressing tables for jewelry, or serve nuts and hors d'oeuvres in them at parties. The time-honored curios become heightened moments of aesthetic focus in the home.