Rare Air France compass card airline ashtray by Lucien Boucher.
Made in the 1940s-1950s, this rarely seen ashtray features the artwork of Lucien Boucher encased inside the heavy glass ashtray. Lucien Boucher (1889-1971) was a French poster artist active in the 1950’s who in cartographic circles is known for the work he did for Air France in which he produced a few world maps and zodiac constellation maps. His work is bold, colorful, and very much sought after.
The compass card is accented with gold foil.
Can be used as a trinket or coin tray
This ashtray would have been in Air France first class passenger lounges and pilot lounges during the mid 20th century.