Porcelain Absinthe Coaster Saucer - 1f85
Absinthe Coaster Saucer in white with black and silver colour detailing.
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.
- High quality porcelain with a hand painted rim.
- Paint and text are fired into the saucer. Colours will not fade.
- Saucer measures approximately 4.6" in diameter.
- Height inside saucer measures 0.55".
- Will accommodate a 3.25" diameter glass foot and smaller.