This reproduction absinthe spoon is among 8 known originally made to celebrate the introduction of the Eiffel Tower at the Exposition Universelle, a World's Fair held in Paris, France in 1889. There are 3 spoons with same design, but with subtle differences, making the originals highly collectible. The grill of the spoon features a beautiful design of the Eiffel Tower nestled in the Champ de Mars, the park which surrounds the tower. It is an exact reproduction of a late 19th century absinthe spoon.
Absinthe Spoons were, and are, an integral part of preparing a traditional French/Swiss absinthe (cold water drip method). The come in a wide variety of designs and sizes.
The spoon is placed across the rim of a glass containing a dose of absinthe and is used to hold the sugar cube(s) to sweeten an absinthe. Cold water is slowly poured over the sugar, allowing the sugar to dissolve and fall into the glass as sugar water.
- Measures 6.3" (16 cm) in length.
- Chrome plated over brass.
- Will not tarnish.
- Dishwasher safe.