B-Stock - Porcelain Absinthe Coaster/Saucer, 3f15, Red/Gold

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This is a B-Stock listing. These saucers are B-Stock because of imperfections. These imperfections could include: crooked/faded lines, the price is slightly off center, and/or other defects. These imperfections do not affect the functionality of the saucers.

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 (as shown above) 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.

This saucer features a red hand-painted rim with red and gold accented pinwheel lines. The franc mark is printed into the bottom of the saucer.

  • Exact reproduction.
  • 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.
  • Imported.

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  • 4

    Posted by Diane on Dec 15th 2021

    The four saucer/coasters were exactly what I had hoped for ! Well done, Absinthe's!

  • 5
    Love these B-stock items

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 11th 2021

    Every single B-stock item I bought from Maison Absinthe was excellent! This saucer is no exception: looks great in person, and honestly I wasn't able to find the imperfection: must have been something quite minor. Either way, super happy with my purchase, absolutely recommend!