Thursday, February 17, 2011

Atomic Eames Cigarette Set!




Quite often I will come across individual pieces, and later discover they are actually part of a set.

Case in point:

I first saw the cigarette case in this awesome atomic Eames design months ago... (above)










Then I saw the case and the bowl (ashtray?) in another auction, months ago.






Today I find the bowl and a matching lighter!




So now we know, this came in a matching set of three (that we know of). If you are interested, find the auction HERE.

*********Please note: I have no idea who the seller is, I have no association with them, nor will I get anything for mentioning their auction. Please bid responsibly at all times. Thank you.

I do love this design, but I won't be bidding on it myself, so let the highest bidder grab this very cool set! I've seen the cig case more often, so I'm sure you will find a matching one with a bit of patience.

But now you know it's a trio!

If one of my blogger friends wins this auction, let us know!!
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19 comments:

  1. oooh I love that design! And yes I know exactly what you mean I often find this. I have a lovely compact and just recently on ebay saw a hand mirror in exactly the same design.

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  2. those are pretty sweet. i need to search for what you do because you always find the coolest stuff!

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  3. There is a sort of starburst glass pattern I first saw one piece of. Now I think I have seen over 8 matching items in the set.

    Same with an amorphic Mirro bowl I got: it has a matching tidbit tray (I also bought) and candle holders.

    I think it's cool to find out some things come in sets, not sure why, but it feels like a "discovery" lol...

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  4. Aaaaah! I am so obsessed with having a lighter + case + ash tray set after losing an auction of one... this one is particularly great. I love the slow discovery, like...oh, THAT'S WHY. I have one of those moments at least once a month, lol. So neat!

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  5. It is a rather gorgeous set.

    P.s. I got a kick out of your Legg's pantyhose comment. The lady that asked you if you took them out?!? AHAHA omg!

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  6. Ha ha VC I was really shocked... I was a good kid, never stole those damn panty hose lolll

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  7. Those are beautiful! Almost makes me wish I smoked but then I guess I wouldn't have any money left over to buy things with : )

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  8. that is a fabulous design. I would be o tempted to bid on everything to build the set. Ebay can be far too tempting! x

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  9. Love the pattern but like you wouldn't bit on it - sometimes it's fun just to look and let it pass on to someone who might enjoy it more.

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  10. its so pretty to look at...finding something and realizing it is set is so much like a treasure hunt if not any more exciting :)

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  11. I have so many ashtrays and cigarette lighters and cases and I HATE smoking! I have a gorgeous sterling case with an inscription from 1966 that I adore. I like to find things in a set piece by piece, it's more fun collecting it that way. Don't tell anyone but I just bought something off eBay--I couldn't help it (it was a REALLY GOOD DEAL).

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  12. Oh my goodness, my aunt had the lighter and as children were were fascinated with it. She would have to hid it from us all the time!

    Deanna :D

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  13. Hey, I told the seller about my blog post and do you believe this has been relisted because it didn't sell the first time around??

    *shocked*

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  14. It's always exciting to find a piece to a set that you didn't know existed! I've always had a fascination with table lighters for some reason. I think it was because they looked so cool when I was a kid.

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  15. Ciggies and lighters were a no-no, weren't they, Dana? lol I think that's why I like them too. =)

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  16. Ranchie, you may remember from one of my first-ever blog posts that I have this same cigarette box. I also have an Evans reference book which shows the whole set. I totally love Evans and when I have more money to spend on myself, will be collecting more of it!

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  17. Love Atomic design....these are the coolest things in the world!

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