If you want to have an historical authentic Absinthe glass with solid craftsmanship this Pontarlier glass is your choice. The Pontarlier Absinthe glass is world renowned after being featured in a painting made by Charles Maire, an artist of the Belle Epoque. It has a reservoir in the stem to measure the correct amount of Absinthe. This version of the Pontarlier design is made out of thick glass. A good buy if you are looking for a dishwasher proof Absinthe glass for everyday use.
Pontarlier Absinthe glasses are the original:
Pontarlier glasses are named after the French town Pontarlier. Pontarlier was the Absinthe hub in the 19th century, many distilleries were located in this small town close to the Swiss border. The biggest player, Pernod Absinthe, had as well a large factory in Pontarlier. Originally the glasses got their name after they appeared in an advertisement for Pernod Fils Absinthe. The original motive was painted by the artist Charles Maire, but Pernod mass-produced these artworks and soon they decorated almost every French bistro. If you are lucky, you can still find a copy at a flea market in France.
|Country of Origin:||France|
|Height:||16.5 cm / 6.5 inches|
|Volume:||300 ml / 10.1 oz|
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This glass is truly made for first time absinthurs, because it can take a beating, even a trip through the dishwasher won't kill it, as for most other glasses. I can only recomend this glass for everyday drinking.