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
General Category History
Category Tobacco Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Speakeasy Exhibit
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
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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.
Date FEB 20,2014
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