|Absinthe Spoons II - Les Grillagées & Les Grilles
|A beautiful Les Grillagées #6 and some unusual and varied Les Grilles (these are also known as Les Rondes).
|A cartoon from
9th December 1897,
showing this type of
spoon in use.
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|Unrecorded Les Grilles possibly
originating from French North Africa.
A beautifully made Grille in metal blanc, unlisted,
but documented in the Orfèvrerie Armand Frénay
catalogue, where it was offered for 2.50fr.
See also the Frénay-made Les Feuilles #20.
|Ornate Unrecorded Les Grilles "N"
Les Grilles #45a
A unique spoon design, with a clip to grip the edge of the glass. This hallmarked
silver version is one of a pair made for a wealthy Genevois family in the early
1900's by Orféverie J.Darier.
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|A completely unrecorded Les Grilles, most likely
dimensions to the grilles shown in Gantner's
dimensions Gantner's 1908 poster (segment
shown below) protesting against the Vaud The
same distinctive three-legged scalloped-edged
grille is also featured several times in Gantner's
drawings for the Swiss satirical journal Guguss
(1913 image at right, click to enlarge).
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more about the Gantner poster.
|Les Grillagées #2
Note the unusual reinforcement of the handle
(click on thumbnail at right to enlarge).
|"Coquille St Jacques"
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