Does somebody have any informations about Grecia Scheibler?
Scheibler is a common name of the Jablonec area, but I have never heard about "Grecia Scheibler".
IÂ´m shure the ashtray is originally designed by Franz Burkert (1904-1968) who was born at Josefuvdul (Josefsthal) near Jablonec (Gablonz). He was known as perfume-bottel designer for Rachmann brothers at Haida/Novy bor and had also a small company at Josefuvdul where Carl Riedel had his facilities. After expulsion from bohemia in 1946 he and his family stranded in Hesse/Germany where he founded the "Kristallglas GmbH" and was one of 10 bohemian founding members of the HG "Hesse Glasworks" (Hessenglas GmbH) at Oberursel-Stierstadt / Germany. He became quite famous for his harmonic and ageless geometric-design.
This ashtray was further on manufactured by the "Kristallglas GmbH" at Oberursel from 1947 up to the 70s in two sizes. Many colours are known, for example the solid colours SeegrÃ¼n (seagreen), Rauchgrau (smoke), Flieder (amethyst), Alexandrit, Champagner (citrin) and even cased colours like well-known Hessenglas-specialty Regenbogenglas (rainbow). This ashtray was quite often sold to the US and France. The original design-drawings are stationed at the Vortaunus-Museum in Oberursel. Two perfume bottles of Franz Burkert are btw at the CMOG, New York.
Here you can see some examples of the ashtray (with the "Kristallglas GmbH Oberursel"-Lable fom 1950):http://www.kristallglas-oberursel.net/Text/ProdukteKristallglas_Ascher.html
Here are more informations about the companys history:http://www.kristallglas-oberursel.net/Text/HistorieKristallglas.html
Of course in 1946 Franz Burkerts drawings had to be left behind in his home country and they were also produced further on in Josefuvdul. When I visited Josefuvdul in 1991, I got one example of this ashtray in yellow, which was just manufactured there. In the Mid-90s I saw new ashtrays from Bohemia-Crystal. Suddenly it appears at Desna too.
This speaks for this ageless design; I think its just great.
I also have one japanese copy of the Kristallglas-Rainbow-ashtray. In fact they did not manage to produce the rainbow-colour, they just glued on a multicoloured foil on the bottom to imitate the rainbow-colour reflections.
IÂ´m not shure about the origin of this topics ashtray, but it seems it could be the solid Hessenglas-colour "Flieder". Examples you can find on my homepage. It will take some time to put a complet english translation about the new "Jablonec-industry-connection" at Oberursel to the net, so feel free to ask if you have any questions.
Hope I could help a little,