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#61 Ron

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 05:57 PM

I do like that goblet on the left.
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:12 PM

Oh yes, how I crave for a genuine absinthe ouraline glass (moreso if it's a cordon, but I am not the only one, and I think mthuilli's network will prevail)

So far, I only managed to secure a pair of carafes
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Posted 10 September 2009 - 12:28 AM

I do like that goblet on the left.



Yup.




Damn weird blacklight glowing shit.

A little technological fix to a spiritual problem.


#64 Clement Arnoux (Aggelos)

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 01:41 AM

Damn weird blacklight glowing shit.


As a matter of fact, even if not made of ouraline, many a vintage absinthe glass glows in blacklight. If I recall well it's due to some mineral salts used to purify the glass.

I have a friend who is very fond of ouraline, and started collecting vintage glassware, and who once sent me an email, almost panicked "my glasses are glowing yellow/green. I fear my ouraline pieces are infecting the others" :)
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Posted 10 September 2009 - 07:44 AM

Damn purifying mineral salts.

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 05:29 PM

if it's a cordon, but I am not the only one, and I think mthuilli's network will prevail

I know where to buy one already, but it's damn too expensive, would cause a divorce...

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:30 PM

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CLEAR!!!

Cheeze-la-wheeze 4 months since the last post.. No one has a new glass they want to show off?

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Pacifique Absinthe Verte in a new Lonchamp glass w/ dosage markers. Listenin' to some Musique d'Absinthe! This is an awesome thing... :thumbup:
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#68 Clement Arnoux (Aggelos)

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:57 PM

Had 3, posted elsewhere. Not to worry though, new one incoming soon :)

Your glass seems quite heavy :)
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#69 Gruene Fee

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:52 PM

It is heavy, an' I like it. Just got it yesterday. It's molded (obviously), but that's what I paid for. I like buying glasses I can break.

These, on the other hand, are for special occasions...
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I don't know anything about these other than they are French circa 1910-1915.. Maybe someone with a more experienced eye can tell me something about them!
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#70 Clement Arnoux (Aggelos)

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:13 PM

Well, that's your typical "mazagran".

than they are French circa 1910-1915

Absolutely right :) Blown glass besides.

Mazagran are typical bistrot glasses, and their original purpose is to serve hot beverages (hence the thick base, to prevent the heat to go to the foot)

While they're not strictly considered as "absinthe glasses" among french collectors, many of us have at least one, because they're still quite beautiful, and usually not that expensive on the french market. Oh, that, and the fact that historical documents tend to show they've been used in bistrots to drink verte.

I have one as a matter of fact, and it serves its original purpose : it's my coffee cup, used to drink coffee correctly prepared (home grinding and italian coffee maker). Drinking coffee like that is just great :)

As for shapes, they vary
Posted Image simple, like yours, this is mine (the spoon is vintage, this is the only kind of glass on which it fits)
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Some are etched (with greek patterns most of the time), some look like your typical east type glass, except they're thiner, some look like an egg glass, but smaller (and these I find very cute)

Here is your information :)

Edited by Aggelos, 12 January 2010 - 02:22 PM.

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#71 Gruene Fee

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:55 PM

Well, that's your typical "mazagran".

than they are French circa 1910-1915


Here is your information :)


Woo-Hoo! Well, they are my first antique/vintage piece of absinthe memorabilia.. I wouldn't have paid what I did for them just everyday, but with my Christmas bonus burning a small hole in my pocket, and the need for a decent pair of glasses that can be enjoyed in a romantic setting, I bit for under $60USD.

I am normally fine drinking from a standard pontarlier from la Maison. Or a wine glass. Hell, just louche up in my cupped hands and we'll deal.

Edited by Gruene Fee, 12 January 2010 - 02:57 PM.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:13 PM

Pacifique Absinthe Verte in a new Lonchamp glass w/ dosage markers. Listenin' to some Musique d'Absinthe! This is an awesome thing... :thumbup:


Now that's the bigger Pacifique louche I've been talkin' 'bout! :cheers:

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 03:16 PM

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My favorite wine glass with tinfoil brouilleur and Pacifique louche in progress. :dev-cheers:
It has a green streak on one side and when I louche a dose up to where it stops
I get my perfect louche. And the tinfoil brouilleur works great in a pinch. :pirate:
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Dont il nous recueillait la goutte de—l'Absinthe!


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#74 Wayek

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 02:10 AM

this antique absinthe east glass, spoon and saucer finally came in from a long almost 3 month delay in customs from the US ... I forget exactly what kind of spoon it is but all three pieces are in really good condition

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Edited by Wayek, 18 January 2010 - 02:11 AM.

nasty prisms good sir

#75 Clement Arnoux (Aggelos)

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 02:56 AM

Looks like Losanges Etires #1 (rarity 1/5)
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#76 Wayek

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 02:57 AM

I think I remember it saying it was a Losanges in the description

thanks!
nasty prisms good sir

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 09:57 AM

Just got an East glass myself:

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It glows quite nicely under a black light.
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#78 oglala56

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 11:29 AM

Here are two of my East Glasses....East are one of my favorites..
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#79 fée époussetée

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 07:20 AM

I have to put this into the "Making do" classification. This time the dripper is a strainer with a little flower pot sleeve holding the water.


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turning Santa Fe into my personal Green Hour!

Linda

(New glasses scheduled to arrive Tuesday)



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I didn't forget... I'm just a tad absintheminded!
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#80 Ron

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 07:25 AM

That'll do just fine!
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Posted 14 February 2010 - 09:11 PM

turning Santa Fe into my personal Green Hour!



Welcome back! Next time you'd like some company let me know. My girlfriend and I were up there just this past weekend. She makes it up there more than I do, but it's only about an hour away. :cheers:

A little technological fix to a spiritual problem.


#82 fée époussetée

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 05:42 AM

Welcome back! Next time you'd like some company let me know. My girlfriend and I were up there just this past weekend. She makes it up there more than I do, but it's only about an hour away. :cheers:



This sounds like something that we need to plan!! I go to ABQ a lot too!



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Posted 15 February 2010 - 10:48 AM

I still use the pontarlier glasses that I have that have the Lucid logo etched in them... They are well made and the nice thing about a glass with a logo on it is you have something to measure the water against. Still I can't get around having a Lucid logo on a glass with Walton Waters in it, so I got this one. It louches beautifully and is just an all around bonny glass, but the aperture to the bubble is so small that it is possible to fill the glass too quickly, leaving the bubble empty... also requires some shaking and patience at the end to get the rest of the drink out of the bubble.

and then I just use a large white wine balloon with a brouiller when i'm settling into a double.

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#84 fée époussetée

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 08:29 PM

ok, it arrived today, complete with its own little dripper top


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hehe, happy birthday to me!!


(2 glasses in gift.. no absinthe though... I need a second job)



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#85 protobri

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 10:28 PM

I got a Cordon in the mail yesterday. :thumbup:

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#86 Clement Arnoux (Aggelos)

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 12:32 AM

I wonder why they made the foot like that. A cordon is definitely a beautiful and very pleasant glass, but such a foot is nowhere to be seen in pre-ban glasses...

It louches beautifully and is just an all around bonny glass, but the aperture to the bubble is so small that it is possible to fill the glass too quickly, leaving the bubble empty... also requires some shaking and patience at the end to get the rest of the drink out of the bubble.

Such are the quirks of the bubble glass. The maker, when you talk with him IRL will tell you not to fill the bubble to the top, provides a far better merging your water and your absinthe.

The thing, though, is the diameter of the hole to the bubble is not constant in the make, and you sometimes have a very tiny hole, sometimes a very large... And having a tiny one is far more difficult to achieve for the blower...
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:55 AM

I wasn't overly concerned with historical perfection. I wanted a functional glass that was easy on the eyes. I thought the foot was rather interesting looking, from a hand made point of view.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 11:19 AM

I wonder why they made the foot like that. A cordon is definitely a beautiful and very pleasant glass, but such a foot is nowhere to be seen in pre-ban glasses...


Mine broke at the stem :(
nasty prisms good sir

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 01:23 PM

I just broke my dripper the other night. It was a gift from my ex along with two glasses and a spoon. I broke one of the glasses almost immediately after receiving the gift so now I'm just left with one glass and the spoon. Why would I need two though without her around anymore? :)

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:59 PM

I like to sip one while louching the next........takes two glasses. *smile*
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.


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