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

By S. B. MacDonald

This is the 1st variation of this booklet, with a web page count number of one zero five, and is barely on hand used, via third social gathering dealers.  The new, extended variation is ISBN 0-7414-9843-X, which good points 228 pages, many new items, and new chapters!  To buy the hot, revised version, please move its web page by means of pasting the ISBN, 0-7414-9843-X into Amazon's seek bar.  
Absinthe Antiques: a suite from los angeles Belle Époque, the revised edition features items used in the education and serving of the famed spirit absinthe. These wonderful antiques from the mid 1800s in the course of the early twentieth century evoke a time of good looks, paintings, new applied sciences and altering culture. As you trip via those pages, you will relive for a second, this magical time.  Spoons, glasses, carafes, pitchers, saucers, paintings, and other absinthe-related add-ons are proven in targeted colour pictures, besides a brief description in their objective and use. Many of the antiques are provided actual-size or better.  Lovers of absinthe, and antiques normally, will benefit from the fantastic thing about those elegant survivors of time.  

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Each chamber holds one dose. This style was usually fit with a blown glass bouchon (stopper) with an inner bubble. Topettes were typically thick and heavy, to survive life in a bistrot. This sleek topette is in a tapered carafe style, and is marked for eight doses. It is seven inches tall, with etched numbers and dose lines. This six dose tapered topette is a wonderful emerald green. Colored topettes are rare and sought after. It is especially unusual to find one with an original undamaged bouchon.

When placed upside-down atop the glass, the cupped platform cradles the sugar nicely. These charming spoons are happy to be seeing regular use after a century of storage. On the left is a Les Semis D’Étoiles et Trèfles #4, and on the right, a Les Lonsanges #40. There is minor plating wear from use on the #40, as the brass is peeking through in places. This gives the spoon character and shows its history. This Les Publicitaires #9 is advertising Oxygénée Cusenier absinthe, one of the finest brands of the era.

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.

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