Absinth Bistro Saucer Collection
Absinth Bistro Saucer Collection
Absinth Bistro Saucer Collection
Absinth Bistro Saucer Collection
Absinth Bistro Saucer Collection

Absinth Bistro Saucer Collection

Regular price$14.00
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Absinthe bistro saucers served a dual purpose in the pre-ban absinthe era. Besides serving as a coaster, they also functioned to indicate the price of absinthe being served. The price printed onto the bottom or side of the saucer corresponded with a color painted on the outside rim. This colored rim was used to tell the waiter how much to charge the customer by reading the different saucer colors when stacked. For instance, if three cranberry rimmed saucers were stacked, the waiter would know to charge the customer 9.45 French francs. When paying the bill, the money was generally left inside the coaster.

  • The franc mark is printed into the bottom of the saucer.
  • High quality porcelain.
  • Hand painted rim.
  • Paint and text are fired into the saucer.
  • Colors will not fade.
  • Saucer measures approximately 4.6" in diameter by .825" tall. Height inside saucer measures .55".
  • Will accommodate a 3.25" diameter glass foot and smaller.

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