Absinthe Antiques: A Collection from la Belle Époque by S. B. MacDonald

By S. B. MacDonald

This booklet includes a wide variety of gorgeous items used in the instruction and serving of the famed spirit absinthe. those attractive antiques from the mid 1800s throughout the early twentieth century evoke a time of good looks, paintings, new applied sciences and altering tradition; the period referred to as France's l. a. Belle Époque.

As you trip via those pages, you'll relive for a second, this magical time. Spoons, glasses, carafes, pitchers, saucers, artwork, and different absinthe-related add-ons are proven in huge, specified colour pictures, besides a quick description in their objective and use. a few of the antiques are offered actual-size or greater. fanatics of absinthe, and antiques ordinarily, will benefit from the fantastic thing about those based survivors of time.

From the Author
Collecting, studying, and photographing those old antiques has been an excellent trip. those items evoke an period passed by, and are works of useful artwork. Please take pleasure in this ebook, and percentage my ardour for the artfulness of those absinthe antiques, and the tradition from which they came.

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Turn those pages and slip into France's l. a. Belle Époque (the attractive age). It used to be a time of attractiveness in layout, new applied sciences, appreciation of the humanities, nice literature, social switch, and, in fact, absinthe. while getting ready and serving absinthe, using those appealing antiques within the ritual makes every thing much more distinct. A quiet night with sturdy associates, nice dialog, and world-class absinthe is a superb event. Our fast moving international spins a piece extra slowly; we will be able to sit back, proportion our strategies, and luxuriate in the splendor of an period long past by.

About the Author
S. B. MacDonald is a contemporary devotee to the realm of absinthe. he's a member of The Wormwood Society, a nonprofit association considering offering present, traditionally, and scientifically exact information regarding absinthe. web hosting usual tasting events that includes absinthe from worldwide, MacDonald encourages others to proportion his ardour for this finely crafted spirit. He has been a columnist for a number of magazines, is an award profitable filmmaker, a certified ship's grasp, and for the final twenty years, has been a guitar maker via exchange. Antiques have constantly been a major a part of his existence.

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