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Absinthe Loupe Carafe

This reproduction piece was inspired by many of the advertising carafes from the turn of the last century. Carafes similar to this one were found on most bistro tables throughout France and other parts of Europe, and were used as a promotional tool. The unique aspect of the carafe is that once water is added, the text is magnified, therefore focusing attention of the advertisement of the loupe (the indented frosted bell at the bottom of the carafe).

Dripping water by a carafe was the most utilized method of adding water to the absinthe in the days of pre-ban (before 1915) absinthe. The correct technique is to continuously drip the iced water as slowly as possible until the sugar has completely dissolved from the spoon and fallen into the glass of absinthe.
  • Stands approximately 9" (22.86 cm) by approximately 4.25" (10.8 cm).
  • Holds approximately 25 floz (.73 L).
  • Frosted loupe with text.
  • Mouth-blown clear glass.
  • Imported.