Absinthe Antiques; A collection from la Belle Époque features a diverse range of pieces utilized in the serving of the famed spirit, absinthe. These lovely antiques evoke a time of beauty, new technologies and changing culture, France's la Belle Époque. As you journey through these pages, you'll relive this magical time. Spoons, glasses, carafes, pitchers, saucers, art, postcards, and absinthe-related accessories are shown in detailed photographs. Many pieces are presented actual-size, or larger. Lovers of absinthe, and antiques in general, will enjoy these elegant survivors of time. This revised edition features new chapters, and a complete French translation, and features a hand-stitched binding.
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Collecting, researching, and photographing these historic antiques has been a wonderful journey. These pieces evoke an era gone by, and are works of functional art. Please enjoy this book, and share my passion for the artfulness of these absinthe antiques, and the culture from which they came.About the Author:
S. B. MacDonald is devoted to the world of absinthe. Traveling to distilleries and events in the USA, France and Switzerland, he has become a serious student of absinthe, its history, and its re-birth. Hosting regular tasting parties featuring absinthe from around the world, MacDonald encourages others to share his passion for this finely crafted spirit, and the beautiful antiques that tell its story. He has been a columnist for several magazines, is an award-winning filmmaker, and makes his living as a guitar maker and designer. Antiques have always been an important part of his life.
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