Please ensure that you review all photographs and text as they form a part of the description. Stunning, vintage, french, 1940's, art deco style, rose, depression glass eau-de-vie carafe set with tray. Circa 1940's / 50's.
Eau-de-vie is a french phrase meaning "the water of life" and is the name given to strong, often homemade, wine or brandy based spirit. In normandy, france, the long held tradition is to distill apple juice from the many orchards, to produce a spirit known as eau-de-vie.It would have been taken in these small tumblers, due to its strength and is still very popular today, throughout france. Comprising an art deco style glass tray, 6 eau-du-vie tumblers and carafe, with faint gold highlighting. The set is in generally very good condition, with no damage. The set shows typical depression glass, moulding marks, bubbles and roughness to moulded edges. The gold highlighting on the carafe and glasses does show wear, due to age and use. Quintessentially french and a stunning addition to any home. Total weight of set - 2.982kg. Length of tray - 37cm / 14 5/8 inches. Width of tray - 22.5cm / 8 7/8 inches. Carafe height - 19cm / 7 1/2 inches. Carafe width at widest point - 12cm / 4 3/4 inches. Glasses height - 5.7cm / 2 1/4 inches.
Glasses diameter at rim - 6cm / 2 3/8 inches. Please visit our etsy shop to see all of our beautiful vintage and french home decor items. This item is made of glass.