Pontarlier Absinthe Glasses (SET OF 2)

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Pontarlier Absinthe Glasses (SET OF 2)

Perhaps today`s most popular antique absinthe glass is the legendary Pontarlier glass. While there are slight variations of the glass, this style is considered the quintessential traditional Pontarlier absinthe glass.

The glass was originally named after it appeared in an advertisement for the leading absinthe producer of its time, Pernod Fils. The print featured the brand`s hometown newspaper from Pontarlier, France. Because the brand was so popular, the print was sent all over France, only adding to the recognition for Pernod Fils and the Pontarlier glass.

This reproduction is made in the same proportions as an original Pontarlier glass, including its reservoir. The reservoir area was used to measure the amount of absinthe, intended to aid the bartender and help the customer know it was an honest pour. This reservoir measures 15 ml (.5 oz), which is standard for an absinthe glass of this size. Reservoir sizes varied widely, which was reflected in the establishment`s pricing.

This is a molded, machine-made glass, so it is thick and solid, ideal for heavy duty use in a bar or restaurant.

  • Machine molded glass
  • 3.375` W x 5.25` H
  • Glass holds 9 fl oz
  • Reservoir holds .5 fl oz
  • Boxed in set of 2



La Bohème

One of the most popular operas of all time, Giacomo Puccini’s timeless masterpiece, La Bohème made its world première on February 1,1896, at the Teatro Regio in Turin, where it was conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini.

Set in Paris, in the 1830s, the near-destitute artist Marcello and poet Rodolfo try to keep warm on Christmas Eve in their Latin Quarter garret by feeding the stove with pages from Rodolfo’s latest drama. When Mimì, their neighbor, knocks on the door asking to borrow a candle she and Rodolfo
meet. Thus begins a fateful relationship as the two struggle to sustain their love against the challenges of poverty, jealousy and physical decline.

The Metropolitan Opera staged La Bohème for the first time on December 26,1900, with Luigi Mancinelli conducting. Since then it has been performed at the Met over a thousand times. Its 2018/2019 season production was hailed by the New York Times as “A thrilling La Bohème … radiating warmth … luxury cast”.

Puccini died in Brussels on November 29, 1924. The news of his death reached Rome during a performance of La Bohème. The opera was immediately stopped and the orchestra played Chopin’s Funeral March for the stunned audience.



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