ITEM:  Absinthe spoon dating from the 1920's. Absinthe, a liquor made from wormwood with supposedly hallucinogenic properties was banned in many countries at the beginning of the 20th century; accordingly, Abstinthe related items are difficult to find. The spoons were used to support a sugar cube over the top of a glass; water was slowly drizzled over the sugar and the resulting sugar water mixed with the liquor in the glass. Minor age wear on the spoon. 


DIMENSIONS: 6.5" long by 1.25" wide



Antique French Absinthe Spoon



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    Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    Tel: (734) 994-8856

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    Wednesday-Saturday: 11am-5pm