Rare French c. 1900 Art Nouveau Absinthe Fountain
This spectacular French Art Nouveau era absinthe fountain is truly one-of-a-kind. Made of a gilded metal frame with a gorgeous Art Nouveau motif consisting of flowers, leaves and vines. Inside of the frame sits an etched glass vessel with a floral motif.
The top of the bottle has a clear glass stopper that, when removed, has an opening to pour the liquor in to fill the vessel. The spicket turns to serve the absinthe. The glass lid is attached to the vessel and is not removable.
The fountain is attached to the base. The glass vessel can be removed by lifting up through the metal frame. The base measures 14-5/8" long by 9-1/4" wide, and the base is approx. 1" deep. The fountain measures 13-1/2" tall.
The piece is in beautiful condition with no chips or cracks to the glass. The gilding has worn off a bit in some spots on the base. There are a few little stamps on the inside, but not clear enough to hallmark the piece. It is definitely French in origin.
This is by far one of the most gorgeous pieces that I've ever acquired. Photos don't do it justice. It would look amazing on a bar, sideboard, or as a centerpiece.
A pièce de résistance!