Porcelain Absinthe Coaster/Saucer, 3f15, Red/Gold

MSRP: C17.79
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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 (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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  • 5

    Posted by Vic on Oct 18th 2021

    Love it

  • 5
    Absinthe coaster

    Posted by Brian Mascio on Oct 13th 2021

    Very happy with my purchase love the coasters Great product. This company has excellent customer service and fast shipping