Our traditional absinthe fountains are reproductions of the most famous fountains from the turn of the 20th century. In the latter part of the 19th century, the originals were produced in Paris, France, by the company Georges LONG, the #1 maker of absinthe fountain and other absinthe accouterments. All aspects of these fountains have been meticulously reproduced from originals. From the hand-etched glass reservoir to the beading around the base, these pieces are made to be used. Our fountains are used daily in bars and restaurants throughout the world and can be disassembled for simple cleaning.
During France's Belle Époque, absinthe fountains were most commonly found in high-end bars because of their expensive price tag. The waiter brought the dispenser to the table, where the customer would prepare the absinthe themself. Fountains like these were (and still are) the preferred way to prepare absinthe, as one can easily control the rate of water. Unfortunately, very few antique fountains have survived intact with their original glass bowl and spouts due to accidents.