The crystal giant has produced a very small quantity of items specifically with a smoker in mind: the Swarovski Ashtray, the Swarovski Cigarette Lighter, and last but not least the Swarovski Cigarette Holder.
While there were 5 crystal ashtrays, and 3 crystal cigarette lighters, there were basically 2 crystal cigarette holders: a solid crystal one, and one with various metal accents.
The most common Swarovski Cigarette Holder is 100% crystal with no metal accents. Known by the Swarovski part number 7463 062 000, this piece was designed by Max Schreck, and produced 1981 to 1990. With a height of about 2.25″, it was designed to hold unused cigarettes.
The other, far more unique and hard to find Swarovski Cigarette Holder was produced 1977 to 1983 with a variety of metal accents: Swarovski Polished Rhodium Cigarette Holder (shiney silver), Swarovski Brushed Rhodium Cigarette Holder (brushed silver), and Swarovski Polished Gold Cigarette Holder (shiney gold). This item stands about 5 1/2″ tall and is documented by the Swarovski part number 7503 050 000 regardless of the metal trim.
A Swarovski Polished Rhodium Cigarette Holder was recently available on ebay. Last week, it failed to get an opening bid of $79. A few days later, it was relisted at a fixed price of $115, and sold in < 12 hours.
Swarovski Cigarette Holder figurines can be found at Crystal Exchange America in the “Useful Swarovski” , “More Functional” sub-category. Using and cleaning cigarette holders, they are more likely to become damaged than if they were only displayed in cabinets. If you plan to actually “use” them, I would not recommend paying top dollar to ensure it is in MINT condition or that it includes original box and coa certificate/paperwork.
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