Date & Origin
England, c1870. Period of Victoria.
Excellent, age-related wear as shown.
Height: 14.5cm Bowl diameter: 9.3cm Foot diameter: 7.3cm.
581 grams combined
A pair of 19th century absinthe glasses. A conical bowl with a small reservoir at the base is decorated with slice and split cuts. An angular knopped stem joins the bowl with a conical foot featuring a star cut base.
The battle of Sedan took place on the 1st Sep 1870 which ended in a defeat for the French army in the Franco-German War, causing the surrender of Napoleon III and the fall of the Bonaparte dynasty and the Second French Empire; it was fought at the French border fortress of Sedan on the Meuse River, between 120,000 French troops under Marshal Mac-Mahon and more than 200,000 German troops under General Helmuth von Moltke.
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