- Tiffany & Co. Streamerica Collection
- Zephyr Stainless Steel Collection
- Releassed 1993
- Made in Switzerland.
- Retail Price $300 US dollars.
Tiffany & Co. introduced the Streamerica collection of personal accessories and watches in 1990 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its New York headquarters.
Tiffany & Co.’s Streamerica is inspired by the aerodynamic principles of the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the Streamlined designed collection evolved from the profile of a DC-3 wing and the bolted metal sheeting of airplane construction. Steel and Industry symbolize America’s aspirations for progress and prosperity. A Timeless expression of Man’s fascination with speed and technology – and his desire to forge a better tomorrow.
Streamerica is a ground-breaking collection. Never before has Tiffany featured steel as a luxury material, but no other material could convey such a powerful message of contemporary sophistication and masculinity.
The Streamerica Stainless Steel Ashtray makes a bold statement in steel. Even if I do not smoke, I could not pass up on owning this grandiose ashtray for displaying it. One of the heavier pieces in the collection, this ashtray comes with a seal beam on the bottom made of black rubber that prevents it from scratching the surface of your table and securing it in place. I wish the same could be said of the nice clip that can be used to rest your cigarette/cigar in place. It just sits on top of the rim and its not glued or attached to the base. Many a times I have had to go and dig it out of the trashbin after a party or two! The sides of the clip are more polished than the rest of the piece, so it gives it a nice contrast. The underside was left unpolished or brushed, looking a little grim, but its completely hidden when attached to the base.
I have rarely come accross this item on ebay, maybe once in ten years, so if you find one, dont hesitate and probably expect to pay more than $500 for this.
The bottom of the ashtray measures 4.6″ accross. The bottom is engraved with Tiffany & Co. logo and the underside of the clip is engraved with country of origin: Switzerland.
Detailed Photos of Streamerica Barware Coaster set.
Sideview of Tiffany & Co. Streamerica Ashtray with logo engraved cigarette clip. Only one clip came with this ashtray.
Each piece in the Streamerica line is designed to complement each other to form a cohesive statement in stainless steel. These accesories are meant to be used everyday to the users enjoyment. The Ashtray looks great paired with the Bar Coaster set.