French Bistro Porcelain Saucer | Blue & Gold
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 was originally printed onto the bottom or side of the saucer corresponding 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. When paying the bill, the money was generally left inside the coaster.
This saucer features a cranberry hand-painted rim with cranberry and silver accented pinwheel lines. The centime mark is printed on the side of the saucer.
Colour: Blue & Gold
- High quality porcelain.
- Hand painted rim and pinwheels.
- Paint and text are fired into the saucer.
- Colors will not fade.
- Saucer measures approximately 4.75" in diameter by .75" tall.
- Height inside saucer measures .5".
- Will accommodate a 3.3" diameter glass base and smaller.
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