The rare late 1800s French absinthe service, complete but for a lid for the sugar bowl, and in lovely old Napoleon III era opaline glass, hand enameled in garlands of flowers. We have a single bonne nuit set to list tha is shown in final photo, a near match, and which is sold separately. Watch for it, too.
Very good to excellent for age and type, no chips, no cracks. The flaw being the lid to the sugar bowl is missing from the set. Otherwise, very fine. Stopper is original and intact on both the water decanter and the absinthe decanter (small one). Some will say this is a double or 'duet' bonne nuit, but it is meant for service of absinthe. Some rubs to the applied gold and floral enamel work, here or there, but not much. Lovely set!
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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