Bistro Glass Decanter Carafe - Absinthe Bonnecaze

£36.00 GBP

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A beautiful shaped water carafe, similar to that found in French bistros and bars in the late 19th century. The carafes acted as a branding tool for many brands.

Once water is added to the carafe, it acts as a magnifying glass and enlarges the text on the dome! This magnification was a useful way of attracting attention as a popular marketing tool.

Water carafes were usually placed on bistro tables and were the most common method of preparing a traditional French or Swiss absinthe during the Belle Époque. The correct technique is to slowly pour the water over the sugar cube or drain it until it is completely dissolved from the spoon and falls into the glass of absinthe.


- Measures approx 23.3cm tall, the base 11.1cm diameter

- Holds approx 0.73l

- Mouth blown, clear glass

- hand wash recommended

- presented boxed