Ash Trays

1960? Salt glaze ash tray presenting FS. Buchecker Co. Excelsiorwerk, Lucern, Switzerland. $6 from Jack De Foe, Peoria, AZ, through Ebay, April, '99.

The stork eats and drinks while the fox can only look into his long, tall glass. The legend underneath the scene reads "Buchecker a pour chaque vin son verre. La cigogne n'en a pas pour le renard!" "Buchecker has for every wine its own glass. The stork did not have the right one for the fox!" I take it that Buchecker is a glass-supplier for wine bars. Their description on the back says that the produce glass, porcelain, and crystal for restaurants, hotels, and bars. What a lovely little bit of Aesop to show up on a bar counter!


1980?  Metal ashtry with FC advertising Charpentier Perpignan.  Signed A. Péron.  3¾" x 4".  Unknown source.

Great simple design.  Three channels for holding cigarettes.  A surprisingly heavy piece.  I tried to find which or what "Charpentier" would have sponsored or produced this ashtray.  Could it be the famous house of jewelry since 1698, Jeanne Charpentier?