"Sabllier" Coffee Grinder


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18th Century & Earlier

  • £718
  • €850 Euro
  • $990 US Dollar


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An early French iron coffee grinder known as the “Sablier” (hourglass) model due to its characteristic shape. Complete with a mechanism for fixing it to a tabletop, the very simple design allows the coffee beans to be introduced into the top portion through the hinged lid. The ground coffee, collected in the base, is retrieved by unscrewing the lower part. The handle is removable.
Dating from the end of the 1700s these models are similar to early spice grinders in their design. Examples like this one, with all of the original parts, are quite rare.


18th Century & Earlier

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Bibliotheca Culinaria began as a specialized publisher providing books to Italy's professional chefs. Our curiosity regarding culinary history led to an interest in material culture and the many tools and objects that relate to agriculture, cooking, and dining.

We've assisted restaurants, pastry shops, and hotels in locating unusual items for their decor and are always delighted to add to a collection of kitchenalia. We welcome the challenge of assembling groups of objects for maximum visual impact. Our stock, largely Italian and French in origin, encompasses a range of materials and eras from Alpine treen to French majolica, from copper pots to Murano glass.

We find objects that display signs of use to be particularly eloquent. Handling them, we are reminded of the lasting impact of simple quotidian gestures and they return us to the particular convivial atmosphere of past times.

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