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Vortex Ashtray

This is a ashtray. It was designed by Nathan G. Horwitt. We acquired it in 1991. Its medium is chrome. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Henry Horwitt. It is credited Gift of Hank Horwitt.

Its dimensions are

Overall: diameter 15.5 x 2.9 cm (6 1/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Vortex Ashtray; Designed by Nathan G. Horwitt (American, b. Romania, 1889–1990); USA; chrome; Overall: diameter 15.5 x 2.9 cm (6 1/8 x 1 1/8 in.); Gift of Hank Horwitt; 1991-140-11

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