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1205 Ashtray
KO 1205 Ashtray (1932)
 Pentagon / Ovaal marmorite ashtrays
KO 1205 in graniver (1934?)
The Leerdam KO 1205 design which was orginally made in colopal colours (yellow, blue (turquoise), mint-green) around 1934 and a few years later, in graniver. It is distinguished by the square profile on the foot. The drawback of the design was the large number of corners which are vulnerable to damage,
This was probably recognised by Copier, since several subsequent variants appeared over the next few years (see below) which reveal attempts to improve the foot design whilst retaining the same style, shape and size.
1205 Ashtray N.P. de Koo is best known as a designer for the Dutch Post Office, but few realised that he had designed the ashtray (shown left) which was produced in 1930 in grey colopal.
In the 1937 catalogue we can see a new 'demisatine' decor on the 1205 form with the body in satin effect and the feet/rests polished clear.
The two new designs are both attributed to Copier. A nested pair of ashtrays made in grey-violet glass have joined the collection along with a rectangular matt black 'tray' form.
For the first time the 1937 catalogue also introduces the KN 1777 (top right on the picture), the smaller version of Copier's iconic heavy ashtray which became popular after the war.
Click to enlarge: Leerdam Catalogue 1937
Leerdam Catalogue 1937
H-Collectie 1937-39
Extracted from Leerdam H-collectie catalogues

Java & Borneo ashtrays
Java #H-36 (left) and Borneo #5117 (right) ashtrays

The H-collection (1934-38) offered three variants of the 1205 design, Borneo and Java have a plain side resulting in cylinder as a foot, while the Deli model has feet similar to 1205 but with a rounded profile to the foot. Further down this page you can see a heavier version of 1205 with adapted feet which was made as a branded item for Bols (liquers) and Willem II (cigars) et al.
The range was based on geometrical forms and eventually included 3 trangular ('driehoek') forms, (a square ashtray had already been made by de Koo), pentagonal and hexagonal ashtrays and an oval ashtry,
All of these items were made in black glass, and most in helder. olive green and amber were used for Deli and Timor (and others?) Several items from this group were also produced in marmorite (probably as packaging or loyalty gifts for the Lindeboom company) All of these designs are in pressed glass although in some cases the seam has been very effectively concealed.

Timor & Deli Ashtray
Timor in olive-green - Deli in olive-green
 Pentagon / Ovaal marmorite ashtrays
Pentagon and Ovaal in Marmorite

H-Collectie 1937-39
Neerlandia individual ashtray

Pentagon ashtray
Pentagon / Hoek van Holland
 Hazekamp ashtrays
Leerdam?/ Hazekamp distillers
The popularity of the Neerlandia service (1939) in the post war period meant that there were requests for 'matching ashtrays many of which were met with the olive-green versions of Deli and Timor.
in 1951 Leerdam introduced a smaller ashtray in the Neerlandia style (in two sizes) designed for individual use on the dining table. It was available in amber, clear, or olive-green.

Ashtray souvenirs, advertising and occasional items ('gelegenheidsglas')
Leerdam tried to develop it's markets by customising glass products for commercial customers and branded products. Generally this would involve an existing Leerdam pattern which would then be customised or text/ images / paintwork et,c, could be added as required.
In the pre-war period, it was critical to keep the machines busy, and the technology limited the quality of their output. Pudding moulds and storage jars were sometimes adapted for use as packaging and so were ashtrays. A wide range of items were contracted in to keep the machines moving
As well as the addition of textual elements, ashtrays sometimes acquired a matchbox stump, and could be delivered in satin finish for a small extra sum.
In the post-war period Copier introduced the 'Flying Saucer' design which was ideal for customising. Leerdam could offer a range of 'medallions' to appear in the foot, and a wide range of engraving design options, which could result in a broad range of effects.
During the 1960's, the factory offered a flexible range of small geometric designs which were decorated with a photographic or graphic image set into the underside of the base. These were mainly used by small local businesses as a promotional gift.
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Copier model KO 2095 with medallion 'BvN' and semi-circular cuts on under-outside edge
Timor ashtrays
Timor ashtray

Timor ashtrays
Marmorite ashtray

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Variant 1205 / Bols Likeur
A.D. Copier - Aschbakken (1948)

copier 'vliegende schotel Copier designed a series of hand-blown ashtrays in the post-war years (these pictures are from the 1948 crystal catalogue), starting with two of his most iconic designs. The 2084 design was made in two sizes, and like it's companion 2095 (known as the 'flying saucer' made in several colours (helder, silver-grijs, amber). Like the 'dikwandig' ('thick-sided') cases of 1938 they are notably heavy and the glass is more than 12mm thick at the thinnest point.
Many items bear the Copier etched monogram.
Above: Heavy crystal and cut-crystal ashtrays from Copier's 1948 collection. Available in helder and silver-green.

(Above) Catalogue 1951 Leerdam Glass
(Above) #827235 (1951) Leerdam Glass

(Above) Catalogue 1973 Leerdam / Kristalunie

(Above) Catalogue 1951 Leerdam Crystal

(Above) Catalogue 1958 Leerdam Crystal

Estimated values of Leerdam Ashtrays 2008
1205 Ashtray

1205 Ashtray
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