Antique Absinthe Spoon from French Bar, Les Pipes #7
Vintage French absinthe spoon, Les Pipes #7, circa 1900. These spoons were placed over a glass with a sugar cube on top, and the water was poured over the cube to reduce the bitterness of the absinthe. This is guaranteed to be a period absinthe spoon from a French bar; it is not one of the many reproductions which are being sold on the Internet. It is in very good condition, showing some stains and oxidation from use. I personally like the absinthe spoons that show some wear because it helps distinguish them from the ubiquitous copies. Length is 161 mm. We will be listing a number of genuine absinthe era items over time. The spoon identifications are based on the definitive book, "L'Absinthe: Les Cuillères," by Marie-Claude Delahaye.