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Artemis
post Dec 26 2014, 05:58 PM
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It's a story with a lot of words, but basically, in 1902 a man built a bar/health spa at Malzéville.
He commissioned stained glass panels by Henri Bergé that showed products offered for sale at the establishment, one of which was Cusenier absinthe. Another was milk. He was out of business by 1909.
The glass panels were eventually vandalized and taken down, although the building is apparently still in existence, with replica panels (I'm not clear on this - hopefully Marc will add some comments when he gets around to it).

A member of the French forum, "Absenta", located and obtained the artist's model for one of the panels. It's now in his private bar.

http://www.museeabsinthe.com/forums/index....ost&p=71971





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post Dec 26 2014, 06:43 PM
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The flowers at the top corners (thistles) are symbolic of Lorraine.

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post Dec 26 2014, 06:46 PM
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For sale here - St. Hubert's milk

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post Dec 26 2014, 07:08 PM
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Henri Bergé

http://www.ecole-de-nancy.com/web/index.ph...=henri-berge-en

The Cure d'Air de Malzéville was the health spa.


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post Dec 27 2014, 04:55 AM
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I believe Emile Galle made glass in Daum Nancy also, some of the best glass of the period come from Nancy.


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post Dec 27 2014, 12:14 PM
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Yep. His name is on the top of that Ecole de Nancy web page, along with Bergé.
It's stunning to think that this thing was advertising.
Look at the trash we have for ads today.
How low we have sunk.





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post Dec 27 2014, 04:01 PM
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I've rescued a few pieces of Galle.


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post Dec 29 2014, 09:36 PM
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You've rescued a lot of things abs-cheers.gif
Some of Kirk's glass objects

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post Dec 29 2014, 09:42 PM
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Correction on the stained glass panel in France - it's destined for Absenta's attic bar, but it's on a train somewhere in France. Today he talked about hopping trains to get his hands on it. Apparently nobody knows for sure what happened to the panels that were in the bar. What was left of them were taken down, supposedly for restoration, quite a few years ago. There is speculation that they may be stored in a museum in Nancy.


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post Jan 6 2015, 09:48 AM
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Here is a summary that I did from Patrick's story.

A bit of history:

Mr Louis Royer created a big café-restaurant for the bourgeoisie in 1902 in Malzéville, with walking paths and games in the park. The place - called "Cure d'Air du Trianon" - became quickly popular.

The café-restaurant had 22 big advertising stained-glasses which were designed like posters. All of them (except one advertising playing cards) were advertising drinks sold there: Cointreau, rum, vermouth, cognac, champagne, absinthe, milk, water, etc. Most of them were showing a woman and were inspired by Toulouse Lautrec works.

These stained-glasses were all made by Henri Bergé (1870-1937), a famous artist who also worked for Daum - the renowned crystal factory based in Nancy - in which he was a key contributor.

But in 1907, because of financial issues, the café-restaurant was converted into a convalescent home. It then sold in 1909 to a building contractor and thus stopped being a public place.

The building is now in bad condition following vandalism and bad weather. The 18 surviving stained-glasses were removed in 1993 for restoration and are now stored in a museum. The 3 stained-glasses exposed nowadays are reproductions (see photos in the comments below).

The stained-glass in Patrick’s collection:

It is most likely an artist's model for a larger piece, made by Henri Bergé himself. Back then, the stained-glass makers were making small-scale versions (1/5 or 1/10) of the artwork for their customers before making the full-size versions.
The large version from the Cure d'Air du Trianon was approximately 2.50x3 meters (8.2x9.8 feet), the one Patrick owns is 73x69 cm (29x27 inches) but still weights 7.2 Kg (15.8 lbs).

Cure d'Air du Trianon back then:

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Cure d'Air du Trianon now:

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Another absinthe advertising stained-glass was in this café-restaurant but it's now in bad condition, it advertises Absinthe Gustave Dechanet Fils:

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post Jan 6 2015, 05:50 PM
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Thank you, Marc.
I wonder if either of the absinthe panels were among those rescued.
It would seem that only one artist's model would have been necessary, thus the one Patrick obtained may be the only one that ever existed.
The full-sized panels must have been very heavy indeed.
It may be worth mentioning here, Patrick's proposal for visitors to his attic, subject of course to his approval.


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post Jan 6 2015, 05:57 PM
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Here is the list of the 18 surviving panels now stored in a museum in Nancy:

LA GRANDE MAXEVILLE : panel 1
BIERE BRUNE : panel 2
COINTREAU & GUIGNOLET D'ANGERS : panel 3
RHUM ST JAMES P. LAMBERT : panel 4
VERMOUTH ALLI(…) TORINO : panel 6
LAIT ST HUBERT NANCY : panel 7
CASSIS GRANDEUR DE BOURGOGNE HERITIER GUYOT DIJON : panel 8
SUC BOURGUIGNON : panel 9
ST RAPHAËL QUINQUINA : panel 10
ABSINTHE OXYGENEE CUSENIER : panel 11
CARTES A JOUER GRIMAUD : panel 12
VICHY QUINA(…) VICHY : panel 13
CHAMPAGNE CANARD DUCHENE LUDES REIMS : panel 17
BYRRH VIOLET FRERES VIN GENEREUX ET QUINQUINA : panel 18
GRANDE FINE CHAMPAGNE (…) COGNAC : panel 19
FRUITS AU JUS MICHEL BRUNIER ET FRERES L(…) : panel 20
CHAMBERY RICHARD TOUSSAINT L'HUILLIER DEPOSITAIRE : panel 21
ABSINTHE GUSTAVE DECHANET FILS : panel 22
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post Jan 6 2015, 10:22 PM
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La bière brune est délicieuse.


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post Jan 6 2015, 11:23 PM
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Thanks for posting this.

I searched for 'Suc Bourguignon' and found something interesting:

La distillerie Simon Aîné à Chalon sur Saône

Absinthe is mentioned there, but Google translate does not produce very readable text…



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post Jan 7 2015, 09:02 AM
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[quote name='Bruno Rygseck' date='Jan 6 2015, 03:23 PM' post='210493']

La distillerie Simon Aîné à Chalon sur Saône
Absinthe is mentioned there

hmmmm
Il ne reste plus à la famille que la marque et les "secrets" de fabrication (ils sont pieusement conservés par un cousin) qui pourraient peut-être un jour, qui sait, redonner vie à ces merveilles qu'étaient les liqueurs Simon-Aîné.
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