This mouth-blown 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.
Using a carafe to add water to an absinthe was the most common method of preparing a traditional French/Swiss absinthe during the Belle Époque. The correct technique is to slowly, pour or drip the water onto the sugar cube until has completely dissolved from the spoon, and fallen into the glass of absinthe.
- 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.