This is an original Antique Absinthe Glass with matching Absinthe Spoon, produced during the Belle Epoque period.
The French "Twist" glass, is commonly attributed to Baccarat, and was designed specifically for the support of the Absinthe "Spoon"....offered with this Glass is the original advertising Spoon for the "J.Edouard Pernot Co", known for producing "Extra-Superieure Absinthe".
The Glass is approx. 7"high with the spoon, and the spoon is 6.5" long.
The Spoon has a notch in the handle which allows it to rest perfectly on the lip of the Glass, and support a sugar cube through which you pour the Absinthe, to let loose the "Green Fairy" !!
Absinthe was extremely popular in European and in particular French society, and made famous by the Artists of that time....Vincent Van Gogh, Toulouse LaTrec, Manet, Degas....who produced many paintings picturing the drinkers of Absinthe!! By 1915 it was banned in France...by 1920 it was banned throughout Europe.
A wonderful & rare set for your Antique Bar Collection.....the price is for the Set....