Absinthe Bistro Saucer/Coaster: Red
We love something with a story! These beautiful French styled saucers had 2 purposes in the absinthe cafes: firstly they were a coaster for the drink, but the colour also indicated the price of the absinthe being chosen. (The price was also painted on the saucer so the customer knew what they were paying.) So, as the evening progressed and the saucers stacked on the table, the waiter could tell just by looking at the stack what had been drank and how much was owed! Money was then left in the saucer for the waiter to collect at the end of the night.
They're so beautiful that we use them all the time as coasters (not just when we're drinking absinthe), but they would work equally well for olives / snacks or a saucer for any cocktail.
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High quality porcelain | Hand painted rim and pinwheels | Paint and text are fired into the saucer | Colours will not fade | Saucer measures approximately 12 cm in diameter x 2 cm tall | Height inside saucer measures 2 cm | Will accommodate a 8.3cm diameter glass base and smaller