Elephant & Tortoise Ashtray in Silver
A mythological piece rich in African symbolism, it features Tapiwa the bull elephant supporting tortoise shells and an upturned hippo that happily cradles either long or short cigars. Tapiwa strides over a base of Hakata decorated with four unique symbols, each representing a different aspect of life.
‘A fine cigar deserves the respect of a fine ashtray, a solid silver altar of offering, an elevation where the senses of sight, smell and touch may be enjoyed in that one hour of life that the cigar gives to its admirer’ - Patrick Mavros.
Sterling Silver ashtray.
Complimentary Collection from our London Flagship Store
Complimentary Standard Delivery on all UK Orders ~ 1-2 working days
Complimentary Standard Delivery ~ 2-3 Working Days (orders over €235)
Standard Delivery ~ 2-3 Working Days (orders under €235) - €12
Express Delivery ~ Next Working Day (order by 2pm) - €24
United States of America
Complimentary Standard Delivery ~ 2-3 Working Days (Orders over $275)
Standard Shipping ~ 2-3 Working Days - (Orders under $275) - $14
Express Delivery ~ 1-2 Working Days - $28
Rest of World
Complimentary Standard Delivery ~ 3-5 Working Days (orders over £200)
£30 Standard Delivery ~ 3-5 Working Days (orders under £200)
If your selection is not in stock, we will inform you within 24 hours and an order will be placed that will be dispatched to you within three weeks.
Each piece is lovingly handmade in our studios in Zimbabwe and in Mauritius. We promise it will be worth the wait! The pieces are then packaged with great care and shipped to our London flagship emporium.
At Patrick Mavros, everything is charmingly human. Here nothing is automated.
If you shop at our online store, your order lands on Alexander Mavros’ desk in London and is given to Adam, the emporium manager – and his team – to complete.
They personally select your piece, polish it by hand, wrap it in our signature wrapping paper adorned with silver foil elephants, crown it with a colourful silk bow, hand write the optional gift message and prepare it for shipping.
All with care and sincere thanks for your support. Each owner of a Patrick Mavros piece is part of our wider family so please keep in touch as we love to hear what adventures it gets up to over the years.
We hope that you are delighted with every order you receive from us, but if you need to return items to us for a refund or exchange you have 14 days to do so.
Please notify us of your intention to return your order to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All items should be returned new, unused and in original Patrick Mavros packaging.
All successfully returned items will be credited to the card used when placing the order, less any shipping costs, international taxes or import duties incurred. For payments made by PayPal, refunds will be credited to your PayPal account and will be visible immediately. Reimbursement time to the credit card associated with your PayPal account depends on the company that issued the card.
Parcels are returned at your own cost, and it is advised that you obtain a free certificate of postage from the Post Office or any courier company of your choice, as we can only be responsible for your parcel once it has been received into our store. We can also arrange for our courier company to collect the parcel. You will need to be at the provided address to hand over the parcel, and there is a charge for this service.
As the responsibility for international customs duties and local VAT/GST (outside of the EU) lie with the customer, Patrick Mavros are unable to refund any charges incurred upon delivery of the order. However, you may be able to recover these by contacting your local customs bureau directly.
Please note, items should not be returned to us without prior notice.
Shipping costs will be refunded for items that are incidentally delivered in a damaged or in a faulty condition and for orders cancelled before dispatch under the Distance Selling Regulations (DSRs).
All orders should be returned to Patrick Mavros, 104-106 Fulham Road, London SW3 6HS, United Kingdom. You will be notified by email once your return has been received and processed by a member of our team.
For additional help or queries regarding the returns process, simply contact us.
Depending on which country we are sending your goods to you may incur import duties.
Patrick created a pair of earrings for his wife Catja, who wore them to the hair salon, where her hairdresser saw them and requested that a pair be made for her. Soon afterwards, all the other ladies who went to the salon were asking for similar earrings and from this gift of love, our journey as Africa’s luxury house began.
Patrick and Catja have injected their style and creativity into the magical environment of their home and studio in the sanctuary of the Umwimsi Valley where they brought up their four sons.
From day one, the boys grew up immersed in the creative surroundings of their father’s studio. Alexander, Forbes, Patrick Jnr and Benjamin infused the house of Mavros with their enthusiasm, creativity and passion with a serious pinch of fun...
Marrying intricate craftsmanship with an intrepid family heritage, every piece that we make has been designed by a member of the family with the sole intention of bringing delight and showcasing the very best of African luxury.
Love pervades everything connected with our business, from the design and production of our works of art to the care and attention given to serving our customers and friends and, of course, our love of Africa.
|3 monthly instalments of||£1,900|
|6 monthly instalments of||£950|
|9 monthly instalments of||£633.33|
|12 monthly instalments of||£475|
|Interest: £0.00||Total: £5,700|
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