Vintage Orangina straw pot


These glass (Opaline) straw pots were very popular in France in the sixties, seventies... In those days, there was an Orangina straw pot in every cafe... or nearly every cafe. They are not widely used anymore, but if you travel in France, you may still see modern ones in some cafes. Today, these vintage Orangina straw pots are very sought after. 

Everybody knows Orangina. I am sure you have already tried this natural orange drink.
Oranginally, oops, sorry! originally, the drink was adapted from another one, invented in the 1930s by a Spanish pharmacist, called Naranjina (the drink, not the pharmacist). The founder of Orangina, who was born and lived in Algeria, bought the brand in 1935. The rest is history.

As we all know, Orangina is a drink that needs to be shaken (before the bottle is opened, of course...), and the brand has made its reputation with very funny TV adverts showing the little bottle being shaken in all sorts of crazy situations. Here are a few examples:

Orangina has also been promoted in other countries for a long time. 

Here is a British advert from the 1980s :

Here is another example with a Moroccan TV advert :

This 1952 advert for Orangina is not crazy, but nevertheless very beautiful:

And finally, Orangina has been promoted on very beautiful posters, and many different logos and bottles:

If you wish to know more about the history of Orangina, please refer to the brand's website:

or watch this YouTube video:

You can also take a look at this website, although it is in French:

If you wish to know more about Opaline glass, please refer to this Wikipedia article:

This straw holder is in good condition, with a few scratches on the blue logo. Might need a bit of a clean inside. 

Height of the pot: 14 cm  =  5.51"

Weight (without bubble wrap and packaging) : 347 g  =  0.76 lb