Pontarlier Traditionnel Absinthe Glass

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Perhaps the most popular antique absinthe glass on the market today is the legendary Pontarlier glass. While there were many variations from the pre-ban era (before 1915 when absinthe was banned in France), this style is considered the quintessential traditional Pontarlier absinthe glass.

The glass was made famous, and originally named, after appearing in an advertisement for the #1 absinthe producer of the time - Pernod Fils. The advertising print showed Pernod Fils' hometown newspaper from Pontarlier, France, laid across a table next to a bottle of Pernod and two glasses (see above photo). Through a nationwide marketing campaign, this print was sent to bars all over France, adding to the recognition of the Pontarlier glass. The Pontarlier glass soon became synonymous with absinthe.

The glass is made to the same measurements as original Pontarlier absinthe glasses, including the 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, as well as showing the customer it was an honest pour. The size of the reservoir generally corresponded with the size of the glass being used. Water-to-absinthe ratios vary by the drinker, but are generally 3 to 5 parts water, to 1 part absinthe. The reservoir measures 25 ml (.8 oz), which is standard for an absinthe glass of this size.

Purchase includes glass only. Other items in photos are not included.

  • Machine molded thick, heavy 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).
  • Imported.

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  • 5
    Very nice glass

    Posted by Ocean Showers on Feb 12th 2021

    Dropped it immediately upon getting it out of the box, and it didn't break. Really nice glass

  • 5
    Nice, solid, hefty glass

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 1st 2021

    This glass does not mess around. I like the facets. Also, reasonably priced!

  • 5
    Beautiful Glass

    Posted by Wes on Dec 28th 2020

    I really enjoyed this beautiful period absinthe glass

  • 5
    Quality Glass

    Posted by Moxi on Jun 30th 2020

    Pontarlier Traditionnel Absinthe Glass is a solid, heavy, yet elegant glass. If you are looking for a nice gift set, it pairs well with the Glass Absinthe Verse-Eau (Water Pourer). Any Absinthe drinker would appreciate the simple, classic style of this glass.