Porcelain Absinthe Coaster Saucer - 3f15

£10.00 GBP

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Absinthe Coaster Saucer in white with red and gold 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.