As every aficionado knows, the perfect compliment to a cigar is its ashtray. Cigar Ashtrays are an excellent companion to a good stogie, and have a stark contrast to regular ashtrays. Ashtrays became commonplace in the early 20th century, sold as a consumer product by tobacco companies. Cigar tobacconists refined the design, widening the notches to better hold cigars, and providing a larger base to collect ashes. A good cigar ashtray is more than an accessory, it also makes a statement about the smoker. It communicates the owner's personality type, and can even be used to promote conversation. The Mundial Ashtray is part of a unique collection of authentic limited edition cigar accessories designed to capture the spirit of old world Havana, Cuba. It features a cigar box vista that is hand-painted in the pointillist style.