Arturo Fuente Casa Cuba Orange Cigar Ashtray

$120.00

This ornate ashtray is inspired by the Casa Cuba cigar line of Arturo Fuente.

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The Arturo Fuente Casa Cuba Orange Cigar Ashtray is a beautiful addition to your collection of cigar accessories. The stunning graphics and great presentation of this cigar gift make this one of the best gifts for men and women.

This ornate ashtray is inspired by the Casa Cuba cigar line of Arturo Fuente and part of the Fuente Story Collection. Finely detailed and made of high-quality ceramic, this ashtray comes securely packaged in its own custom gift box. The artwork depicts the Goddess of Tobacco and three generations of Fuentes: Arturo Fuente, Carlos Fuente Sr., and Carlos “Carlito” Fuente Jr.

  • 9″ in diameter x 2.75″ tall (22.9cm x 7cm)
  • 4 cigar rests with 2″ well
  • Color: Orange

About Arturo Fuente Cigars

Carlos A. Fuente, Sr. was born in 1935 in Ybor City, a Cuban émigré neighborhood in Tampa, Florida. While still in grade school, Carlos began working in his father Arturo’s small cigar business, which was located on the Fuente family’s back porch. Even as very young children, part of the household duties was to first complete making 50 cigars a day before they could start their homework.  Impassioned by his family and craftsmanship of making cigars, Carlos worked alongside his father Arturo until his father’s retirement.

In 1956, Carlos bought his brothers share of the company for exactly $1—purchasing $1,161 in assets and zero debt. At the time the company made only a few thousand cigars a year and only sold them locally. Carlos was extremely ambitious and sought to expand the business, first seeking to establish new accounts in other parts of Florida before setting his sights on New York City.

The company began to flourish in the 60’s until the United States embargo against Cuba changed everything. The inflationary 70’s then forced Carlos and his son, Carlos Jr. (Carlito), to move production to Nicaragua. After the Sandinista revolutionaries burned down their factory in 1978, Fuente moved operations to Honduras. That factory burned down as well, and in 1980 Fuente opened a factory in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Carlito was a pioneer in establishing the Dominican Republic as a premium cigar wrapper growing location when he bought a farm in the Dominican Republic, which he named Chateau de la Fuente. Using the tobacco produced there, he created the first ever Dominican puro cigar, the Fuente Fuente OpusX; one of the most acclaimed cigars ever produced.

Carlito’s business success with Chateau de la Fuente led him to an important personal accomplishment; the co-founding of the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, which is recognized by the United Nations as a model community in the Dominican Republic for social responsibility. Founded in 2001 by the Fuente and Newman families with the limited goal of expanding a local elementary school, the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation has now funded the creation of a 23 acre campus with a K-12 school, community kitchen, medical and dental clinics, sports facilities, an organic farm and fishery, and local infrastructure improvements for the region around Chateau de la Fuente, serving over 5,000 families in the area. Carlos also established the Fuente Family Foundation to continue the family’s charitable activities in the U.S. The Fuente Family Foundation is a significant supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Dan Marino Foundation for Autistic Children, CaP Cure, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and other charities in the U.S.

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Weight 1.75 kg
Dimensions 27 × 27 × 10.5 cm

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