Absinthe Antiques: A Collection from la Belle Epoque by S. B. MacDonald

By S. B. MacDonald

This is the 1st version of this publication, with a web page count number of one hundred and five, and is simply on hand used, via third get together dealers.  The new, elevated version is ISBN 0-7414-9843-X, which good points 228 pages, many new items, and new chapters!  To buy the hot, revised variation, please move its web page via pasting the ISBN, 0-7414-9843-X into Amazon's seek bar.  
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Absinthe Antiques: a suite from l. a. Belle Époque, the revised edition features items used in the instruction and serving of the famed spirit absinthe. These beautiful antiques from the mid 1800s during the early twentieth century evoke a time of attractiveness, paintings, new applied sciences and altering culture. As you trip via those pages, you are going to relive for a second, this magical time.  Spoons, glasses, carafes, pitchers, saucers, artwork, and other absinthe-related add-ons are proven in specified colour photos, in addition to a quick description in their function and use. Many of the antiques are provided actual-size or greater.  Lovers of absinthe, and antiques typically, will benefit from the fantastic thing about those elegant survivors of time.  

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The bottle rises up from the surface in 3-D relief. Feel free to strike your match on this enameled pyrogène advertising Absinthe Dutruc. Le Grand-Lemps (Isère) is written in gold, as are the outlines for the white letters. Branded porcelain match strikers were common in bistrots, and a convenient way for customers to light their pipes, cigars and cigarettes. The matchbox and matches are also antique, however they no longer ignite. The majority of pyrogènes for sale today either are replicas or fakes, especially those seen on-line at popular auction sites.

It has obviously seen prolonged use in a bistrot. A silver-plate sugar holder hallmarked Ercuis is keeping company with cleanly designed tongs from the late 1890s, also hallmarked. This piece obviously saw many years of use by the public, as is clear in the close-up of the base. ” This three inch wide, faceted bistrot sugar dish is accompanied by tiny hallmarked silver tongs. Note the bubble in the dish, which is common in glass from this era. A dazzling ashtray for the Petitjean Distillery is lithographed with colorful metallic ink.

I consider this a badge of honor and survival; such signs of use speak of great history. Which spoon will you choose tonight? Topettes were filled with absinthe and other spirits, and came in many shapes, styles, and sizes. Their chambers were used as a measure to pour doses into the glass, as many bistrot glasses did not feature dose lines. This enabled patrons to correctly prepare absinthe at their tables. This bottle-shaped topette is etched with eight numbers and lines as dose indicators. This particular style used a cork rather than a glass stopper.

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