Rare Antique Bistrot Absinthe East Glass with Dose Mark
Rare antique glass from a French bar used to serve absinthe. This style is known as an East glass because it was supposedly used in the East of France, in areas around Lyon. This is a heavy, hand-blown glass with a polished pontil. It has a dose mark marking the level to which it was filled with absinthe. Water was added to the liquor, making a cloudy drink. I personally like the glasses with dose marks because you can be sure they were used for a drink like absinthe to which water was added. These period glasses, dating from around 1900, are becoming increasingly hard to find. This example is in very good condition. It stands 6 1/8 inches high and is 3 1/2 inches across the top. This is guaranteed to be a period piece; it is not a reproduction as are most of the absinthe glasses offered on the Internet.