This unusual mouth-blown carafe was inspired by a similar piece produced in France in the late 1800. It has an ice reservoir where ice is added to keep the liquid inside the carafe cool. Originally used for water, it is also perfect for chilling red wine or keeping other cold liquids cool.
Water decanters were usually placed on bistro tables and were the most common method of preparing traditional French and Swiss absinthe in the Belle Époque. The correct technique for using the carafe to make an absinthe is to slowly pour, or drip, the water over the sugar cubes until the sugar has completely dissolved from the spoon and fallen into the glass of absinthe as sweet water. As absinthe is made to its own taste, the amount of water (and sugar) added is decided by the maker.
The ice reservoir can vary in size and shape, as each carafe is mouth-blown and hand-made.
- Measures approximately 26.7 cm high.
- The base measures approximately 10.2 cm in diameter.
- The decanter contains approximately .95 L.
- The ice tank holds approximately .18 L.
- Mouth-blown clear glass.