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Object ID 001544

Object Name A. Batschari Porcelain Ashtray

Object Desc Porcelain ashtray with ABC mark for A. Batschari Cigarettes.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001267

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Speakeasy Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1900

End Year Range 1933

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords smoking,cigarettes,ashtrays,tobacco,A. Batschari,Rheinische Porzellanfabrik,

Title A. Batschari Porcelain Ashtray

Description White ashtray with orange and black triangular "ABC" (A. Batschari Cigaretten) logo on each side of the bowl for catching ashes. Orange trim runs along the base of the ashtray, with four names for their different styles of cigarettes: Eden, Sleipner, Mercedes, and Cyprienne. Rheinishe Porzellenfabrik mark underneath ashtray.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3

Length 5

Width 3.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker A. Batschari/Rheinische Porzellanfabrik

Maker Details A. Batschari Cigaretten: The Zigarettenfabrik A. Batschari was a German cigar and cigarrette manufacturer established in 1834 in Baden-Baden by August Batscharis. Between 1908 and 1909 Batscharis commissioned the construction of a large factory called Batscharifabrik in Baden-Baden, between the Balzenberg and Mozart streets. The ABC cigarette marque was by then known beyond Germany, and the company had outlets in most major European cities as well as in Madison Avenue in New York. Rheinische Porzellenfabrik: Founded in 1887, and lasted until 1933. Based in Mannheim, Germany. Founded by Moritz Sterner, and later taken over by his son Hugo upon his death in 1894.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1267



Date FEB 20,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes All colors and text are still bold and legible. Small stains which could be cleaned off. Possible missing component at front of ashtray. No major chips or cracks.


Date MAR 18,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 18,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Speakeasy Exhibit from Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 - automatic entry by admin