Material – Marble ashtray and steel (possible aluminium) body and plastic propellers
A beautiful vintage Lusinov Li-2 airplane mounted on a marble ashtray. The airplane has two tiny photos on its back, which really makes this a very unique item. The photo's are of two baby's, possible the children of the pilot to which this model maybe once belonged.
The Lisunov Li-2, originally designated PS-84 (NATO reporting name "Cab"), was a license-built version of the Douglas DC-3. It was produced by Factory #84 in Moscow-Khimki and, after evacuation in 1941, at TAPO in Tashkent. The project was directed by aeronautical engineer Boris Pavlovich Lisunov.