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#1 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 05:26 PM

I was originally going to let you guys duke it out over on eBay, but I thought I'd be more sporting and let you have a fair crack at it here.

The first Wormwood Society Absinthe Fountain is up for sale now. Well, not really the first, because Dr. Cocktail snatched one right out of the gate, but it's the first offered for sale here on the site.

If there are any questions I can answer or details you need, please feel free to ask here or by PM if you prefer.

The others shown will hopefully not be far behind. If you see one you want to pre-order, just let me know.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 05:29 PM

That's beautiful, Hiram. Absolutely beautiful.
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 05:38 PM

Thanks!

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 05:55 PM

Hiram, those are great!
How limited edition will they be?
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 06:02 PM

Those are so beautiful. I can't wait to see one in person! :wub:
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 06:42 PM

They truly are beautiful; I may need to take a hammer to my piggy bank...
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 07:04 PM

Hiram, those are great!
How limited edition will they be?

Thanks. There were only 17 made in total.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 07:14 PM

Just thought I would say, a curse on anyone that has the money to buy one. :P
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 08:33 PM

To be honest, I wouldn't be one of them.

If it cheers you (and anyone else) up, there may be some more economical ones down the road.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 08:42 PM

That reminds me of a number of sword smiths who always joke they could never afford their own work (in this case, commissioned work).

More economical would be nice, although a lemonade jar on a candle stand is the real economical way to go, so if someone is going to go for something "classy" and "good looking" (who would want that) might as well go all out and get something nice like these.

All you need to do is make the base big enough so a glass can't fit underneath and you could charge a couple hundred more. :D
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 09:07 PM

It would be interesting to have a contest to see who could make the coolest DIY absinthe fountain.

The ones shown here sure are beautiful, though....
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 11:08 PM

It looks strong, stable and convenient (water stays cold for a long time in ceramic) but it's not my taste, it's just me, I'm not into the swiss style foutains, into swiss style absinthes neither anyway.
It's a beautiful piece though, don't get me wrong, I admire the work.
Hiram, why don't you just make the price public ? we can understand that it's pricey to make such a fine fountain with such pricey material.

Edited : Hiram, forget my stupid question, I should have followed the link first :rolleyes:

Edited by mthuilli, 05 September 2006 - 02:07 AM.


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Posted 04 September 2006 - 11:12 PM

Stunning.

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 01:15 AM

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Bah.. Those french people.

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Edited by hartsmar, 05 September 2006 - 03:03 AM.

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 02:11 AM

Oh god ! you're right hartsmar !
Message edited.

BTW Hartsmar, you enjoy french people when coming each year in Pontarlier, don't you ? or maybe it's just because of our wonderful Mc Donald's... see you there bloody swedish :cheers:

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 03:01 AM

Hmmm. yes.
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Posted 05 September 2006 - 04:02 AM

Yes for the Absinthiades or for the Mc Donald's ? both I assume...

Unfortunately, I have to tell you that those are no longer available in France :
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Posted 05 September 2006 - 06:49 AM

Awww maaaan!
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Posted 05 September 2006 - 07:20 AM

Hiram, are there any with a green tint to them?

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 09:31 AM

I'm afraid not. They're all in the cream/brown/ochre range.

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#21 Martin Lake

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 10:45 AM

What kind of salesman are you? That's not ochre. That color there is feuille morte. They're preban.
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Posted 05 September 2006 - 10:49 AM

Hiram! What kind of a salesman are you?! Really? For an additional $350 they can get whatever the hell glaze and color they want.

Come on!
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Posted 05 September 2006 - 11:01 AM

Even one with a flame design for the Czech crowd?

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 11:04 AM

tie dye

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 11:33 AM

A tie-dye fountain would go great on my dead head.
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#26 Ari (Eric Litton)

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 11:36 AM

But where is the built in butane torch?
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Posted 02 January 2007 - 11:02 PM

Just letting you all know that there's another fountain up for grabs.

There are still a plenty left, and I'll be updating the webpage here pretty soon. If anyone is interested in one, PM me.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 05:28 AM

Well, as always, an exquisite fountain. Even at $275 that's just downright cheap inexpensive. Good luck.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 05:33 AM

Those fountains are wonderful! I'm hoping some will still be around when I move to my new place. I'll have more room to put something like that in my bar.
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Posted 03 January 2007 - 05:40 AM

Nice! :thumbup:

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