"Absinthe Bonnecaze" French Bistro Carafe

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This mouth-blown, handmade reproduction carafe was inspired by similar pieces found in bars and bistros throughout Europe in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Carafes generally sat on bistro tables and were commonly used by the customer in preparing their own drink, particularly in the making of an absinthe. Besides being used to hold water, these carafes were also popular promotional and marketing tools used mostly by alcohol manufacturers.

Dripping water by a carafe was the most utilized method of adding water to the absinthe during the Belle Époque. The correct technique is to slowly, continuously drip the water onto the sugar cube until has completely dissolved from the spoon, and fallen into the glass of absinthe.

Boxes are multi-language, featuring English on one side and French on the other.

  • Sold in sets of 4.
  • Measures approximately 9.25" (23.3 cm) tall.
  • Base measures approximately 4.375" (11.1 cm) in diameter.
  • Holds approximately 25 fl oz (.73 L).
  • Mouth-Blown, clear glass.
  • Handmade.
  • Imported.