This high-end gift box is made of a rigid construction bottom and lid. The outside box top and 2 sides feature embossed, silver foil-stamped printing, making for a rich, shiny silver finish on a black matte background. The inside of the lid highlights a reproduction Belle Epoque advertisement, while the inside box bottom displays a 19th century French invoice, visible through the glasses.
These mouth-blown, reproduction Torsadé (twisted in French) absinthe glasses were originally made for use in bars and are thought to be the most popular style of pre-ban (before 1915 when absinthe was banned in France) absinthe bar glass. To this day, it is the most commonly found antique absinthe glass throughout France.
These glasses are made to the same measurements as original Torsadé absinthe glasses, including their reservoir. The reservoir (located at the bottom of the glass) is used to measure the amount of absinthe to be added. This measured dose aided the bartender in knowing the exact amount of absinthe to add, while also helping the customer know it was an honest pour. The size of the reservoir generally correlates with the size of the glass being used, as water to absinthe ratios vary by the drinker (typically 3 to 5 parts water, to 1 part absinthe). The reservoir measures 50 ml (1.7 oz), which is standard for an absinthe glass of this size. These glasses also tends to feature a slightly larger reservoir than other antique absinthe glasses.
- Gift Box measures 8.125" (20.6 cm) x 8.125" (20.6 cm) x 3.75" (9.5 cm).
- Glasses are mouth-blown glass.
- Each glass measures 3.375" (8.6 cm) in diameter x 5.25" (14.6 cm) in height.
- Glass holds 9 fl oz (26.6 cl).
- Reservoir holds approximately .85 fl oz (25 ml).
- Pre-cut die form holds glasses in place.