Title: Life's Elixir - An Absinthe Glass and Spoon
One of a Kind - Collector Set
Top of Glass Diameter: 60mm
Total Height of Bell Jar and Stand: 195mm
Diameter of Bell Jar: 100mm
Materials: Sterling Silver, Glass, Green LED Light with switch board, Ebony, Oak Display Stand, Glass Bell Jar (pyrex), (takes size 9V battery to power led light)
Life's Elixir is the second Steph Lusted Jewellery Collector Set to feature an Absinthe glass and spoon. This set features a green LED light which lights up the inside of the glass, perfect lighting within a darkened room...
The Absinthe glass itself is ornately cased in Sterling Silver. The Silver casing features x4 carved scenes which encircle the glass. Hanging Bats, a Curious Tree Frog and a Wise Owl perched on a tree branch overlooking the world with a Full Moon shining. The Absinthe Spoon is hand crafted in Sterling Silver and is one of a kind.
Absinthe has been an inspiration for artists throughout history from Vincent van Gogh to Oscar Wilde. This alcoholic delicacy historically contained the herb Artemisia absinthium (Wormwood) which invoked hallucinations or visions out of the ordinary. I am intrigued by rituals associated with Objects, Jewellery or otherwise. These objects have significant sentimental value which comes from playing a part in a ceremony.The Absinthe Ritual:
Lay silver spoon on top of the glass.
Place a white sugar cube on top of the spoon.
Pour your desired amount of Absinthe over the sugar to drip through into glass.
Ignite the sugar cube!
Once the sugar has in most past dissolved, stir into the Absinthe.
For the final touch add ice cold water to the mix.
This changes the colour of the Absinthe from a bright green to a milky, pastel colour as the water helps release the herbal flavours.