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Two French Absinthe Or Pastis Glasses c1900


Product Code:24011506

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Heading : A pair of absinthe glasses
Date : c1890
Origin : France
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Highly deceptive round funnel . Cut with a band of lenses
Stem : Capstan
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Polished Gadget marks
Glass Type : Soda
Size :  16cm height
Condition : Excellent. no chips or cracks
Restoration : None
Weight : 755 grams the pair

The tipple of choice for artists and intellectuals. absinthe was first produced commercially to prevent malaria in French soldiers. It did not work as an anti malarial but it certainly does fuel people with courage

It was a Scottish Doctor who discovered the benefits quinine and prescribed this to British soldiers in India. This then became a wide spread tonic and we go full circle and back to the British obsession with gin.


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Weight750 g


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