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Absinthe Saucer 1F 75

Bistro saucers served a duel 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 written on the inside rim or bottom of the saucer and was use to advise the customer of the price of his absinthe. The money was generally left inside the coaster itself. In this case, the glass of absinthe would have cost 1.75 French francs.

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

  • Material: porcelain. 
  • Hand painted rim and pinwheels. 
  • Paint and text are fired into the saucer. They 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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