Antique Absinthe Topette from French Bar - Held 3 Doses
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Antique blown glass topette from an old French bar holding three doses or portions. 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 and has a nice partially polished pontil on the bottom. This one is 4 inches tall and dates from about 1900 or earlier. These topettes are getting quite scarce: this is your chance to own a handsome collectible from the Belle Epoque. D209