Courvoisier Cannon
From the collection of: Mark Blackwell
Located in : Drinks, Household Accessories


As a companion to the tequila pistol I posted earlier, here is my Courvoisier cannon. You know this mini-bottle holder is fancy, because on the bottom it’s stamped “Made In France.”

There are older versions of these Courvoisier cannons made from wood, but this little plastic one is very special to me as it was given to me by my dear departed friend Bessie Reid. The cannon still holds the original bottle, which is inscribed “75th Birthday, 3 A.M.” in faint pen – having been given to Bessie by someone in 1995 on her 75th birthday…evidently at 3 A.M….

What Allee has to say about this:
BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the bottle all poised to shoot out its contents. “Made in France” makes it very fancy indeed. Love the inscription and love that you knew the person the inscription was written for. And, of course, plastic is far more elegant than wood in the Kitsch universe.