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Absinthe Topette, Antique Bar Item, Held Eight Doses

Absinthe Topette, Antique Bar Item, Held Eight Doses
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$125

Antique blown glass topette with eight 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 were consumed. This topette was hand blown in heavy lead glass, has a nice polished pontil on the bottom and shows the wear marks on the bottom one likes to see on antique pieces. It is 7 inches tall and dates from about 1900 or earlier -- a handsome collectible from the Belle Epoque. (K051-MIG)

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