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#1 sahiri



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 11:18 AM

I saw this on Ebay and I really like it. Is it a water pitcher? 



#2 rob fritz

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 01:02 PM

I think by the description an absinthe decanter, not seen anything like it as most advertising bar ware were made of glass, so maybe just another fine fake, not even a reproduction. I would do some homework on it before buying.

#3 Absomphe


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:11 PM

It looks too good to be true, to this clown.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?

#4 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 07:12 PM

I've never seen anything remotely like it.  I see nothing that says anything about a "Mucha Bar" on it.  It does say "Chausetrappe Fils & Gendre, Distillateurs a Saumur".  Nothing on them.  Chausse-trappe, however is what we call a caltrop, a painful sort of spiked booby trap.


This bears a striking resemblance to the "repro" pyrogenees that are around, advertising all manner of brands no one ever heard of.  Also note that it's in absolutely mint condition. Not so much as a smudge on the base, not even the scuffs you'd expect from sitting in a carton for a few years.  


I'm dubious at the least.

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#5 sahiri



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 07:20 PM

Thanks all! I really like the looks of it though. I am not inclined to pay a 100 bucks :)

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:36 AM

I found this similar Alphonse Mucha bottle labeled for Gentain  "Chausse-trappe"





Decorative pieces. Probably more of an appeal to folks who like Mucha. It looks like part of a set or series. 

Edited by TheLoucheyMonster!, 01 July 2013 - 09:36 AM.

#7 Georges Meliès

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:44 AM

That Gentiane bottle is from the same seller. I suspect your assumption is correct -- a collector set along the lines of the whisky decanters that were so popular 30-40 years ago.

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