Coin silver, wine items, absinthe items at Richards Antiques
All Items : Advertising : Beer and Alchohol : Pre 1900 item #909879
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$65 SOLD - Others available — contact us
Chambolle-Musigny wine case stencil, 2 7/8 inches by 9 5/8 inches. This stencil, used for marking cases of French wine, is a genuine 19th century metal stencil from a collection purchased in France. It has a wonderful oxidized patina which is so dense that it is hard to tell what metal was used, but a few scratches seem to show copper or brass underneath...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1920 item #805955
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$60.00
Handsome French bar saucer from the absinthe period (pre-1915) with 60-centime price and blue border edged by black hairlines. This is a genuine turn-of-the-century saucer or soucoupe from the Belle Epoque when poets and artists drank the addictive wormwood-based drink absinthe which was banned in France in 1915. You sat at the bar and drank, each drink being served on a priced saucer...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1900 item #788892
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Antique blown glass topette with six rings from an old French bar. Each ring represented a dose, or one drink, of absinthe, which was diluted with water, often poured over a sugar cube, before drinking. The bar patron was charged for however many doses he or she consumed. This topette was hand blown in heavy lead glass, has a nice polished pontil on the bottom and also has some of the characteristics one finds in hand blown pieces...
 
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