19th century Cut Absinthe Glasses c1870

£130.00 $182.72 Product Code: 2018111407a

Date & Origin

England, c1870. Period of Victoria.

Condition

Excellent, age-related wear as shown.

Dimensions

Height: 14.5cm   Bowl diameter: 9.3cm   Foot diameter: 7.3cm.

Weight

581 grams combined

Technical Description

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.

Historical Relevance 

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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