Perhaps today's most popular antique absinthe glass is the legendary Pontarlier glass. While there slight variations of the glass, this style is considered the quintessential traditional Pontarlier absinthe glass.
The glass was originally named after the it appeared in an advertisement for the number one absinthe producer of its time, Pernod Fils. The print featured the brand's hometown newspaper from Pontarlier, France (see photo below). Because the company was so popular, the print was sent all over France, only adding to the brand recognition for Pernod Fils and the Pontarlier glass.
This glass is made in the same proportions as an original Pontarlier glass, including its reservoir. The reservoir is area used to measure the amount of absinthe to be used for a glass. This was intended to aide the bartender in a bar setting, by knowing the correct amount of absinthe to pour and, it helped the customer know it was an honest pour. The reservoir size generally correlates with the size of the glass being used. The reservoir measures 25 ml (.8 oz), which is standard for an absinthe glass of this size.
Glasses are made to the same proportions as an original 19th century French absinthe glass, including the reservoir. The reservoir is the area at the bottom of the cup and is absinthe is collected and measured. Reservoir measurements vary depending on the size of the glass, but usually measures 1 fluid ounce, or approximately 30 milliliters. As an absinthe is made to one's taste, the ratio of absinthe to water varies, but generally ranges from 1 part absinthe to 3 - 5 parts water.
Boxes are multi-language, featuring English on one-side and French on the other.
- Includes two (2) glasses per box.
- Minimum order 4 boxes of glasses.
- Machine molded glass.
- Measures 3.375" (8.6 cm) in diameter x 5.25" (14.6 cm) in height.
- Each glass holds 9 fl oz (26.6 cl).
- Reservoir holds approximately .85 fl oz (25 ml).