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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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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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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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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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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 Oh, that, and the fact that historical documents tend to show they've been used in bistrots to drink verte.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

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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 :)

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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.

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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:

 

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

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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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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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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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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:

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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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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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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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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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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 :(

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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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