This unusual mouth blown carafe was inspired by a similar piece produced in France in the late 18oo's. It features an ice reservoir where the ice is added to keep the liquid inside the carafe chilled.Originally used for water, it is also perfect for chilling red wine or keeping other cold liquids cold.
Water carafes generally sat on bistro tables and were the most common method of preparing a traditional French/Swiss absinthe during the Belle Époque. The correct technique in using the carafe to make an absinthe is to slowly pour, or drip, the water onto the sugar cubes until the sugar has completely dissolved from the spoon and fallen into the glass of absinthe as sugar water. Since absinthe is made to one's own taste, the amount of water (and sugar) added is decided by the preparer.
The ice reservoir may vary in size and shape, as each carafe is mouth-blown and made by hand.
- Measures approximately 10.5" (26.7 cm) tall.
- Base measures approximately 4" (10.2 cm) in diameter.
- Carafe holds approximately 4 cups (.95 L).
- Ice reservoir holds approx. 3/4 cup (.18 L).
- Mouth-blown, clear glass.