Coin silver, wine items, absinthe items at Richards Antiques
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1910 item #1110983
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$25.00
Absinthe era saucer from a French bar with a burgundy rim. This is an actual saucer from the late 19th or very early 20th century that was used in a bar in the Charente Martime departement in the Southwest of the country. It measures 4 7/8 inches in diameter. There is some wear to the rim decoration from long years of use. The back is glazed. There are a couple of small chips on the inside of the foot but they are really not noticeable when it is on a table or other flat surface...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1920 item #1110982
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$35.00
French absinthe era bar saucer decorated with a light blue rim enclosed in burgundy hairlines and an attractive raised interior. We actually know the bar where this was used -- it was the Café de Paris in Saintes, a small city in the Charente-Maritime départment of France, which is about 75 miles north of Bordeaux. A scan of a postcard depicting this establishment will be sent to you on request...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1910 item #1110980
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$50.00
We just got this great octagonal bistrot or absinthe saucer in France. It has a wonderful, bold price of 1.50 francs, a raised star (rare) in the center, and a silvered border which is somewhat worn. There is a small silver circle, also worn, in the center, making this a very elegant and high-end saucer. The saucer has a Limoges mark as well as the mark of J. Laplaine, Ste Livrade sur Lot, possibly the wholesaler...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1920 item #1027227
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$100 (free mailing in USA) SOLD
Bin labels were used to identify sections or bins in wine cellars. This is a vintage French enamel on metal bin label, dating from the early 1900’s, for CHAMPAGNE. Bin labels for champagne are among the most desirable. It was used for decades and shows some chipping to the enamel (which is usual on enamel labels, especially around the holes where nails were used to affix them). On this one there is some in-painting to some of the damage on some letters...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1910 item #1021031
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$75 SOLD
Antique blown glass topette with three rings from an old French bar. Each ring represented a dose, or one drink, of absinthe, which was diluted with water, often poured over a sugar cube, before drinking. The bar patron was charged for however many doses he or she consumed. This topette was hand blown in heavy lead glass and has a nice polished pontil on the bottom. This one is 4 3/8 inches tall and dates from about 1900 or earlier. It is a handsome collectible from the Belle Epoque.
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1920 item #1021027
Richards Antiques
$45.00
It is 9 3/4 inches tall.
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1910 item #1021026
Richards Antiques
$125.00
Antique blown glass topette with eight rings from an old French bar. Each ring represented a dose, or one drink, of absinthe, which was diluted with water, often poured over a sugar cube, before drinking. The bar patron was charged for however many doses were consumed. This topette was hand blown in heavy lead glass, has a nice polished pontil on the bottom and shows the wear marks on the bottom one likes to see on antique pieces...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1900 item #932326
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SOLD
Antique blown glass topette with original stopper from an old French bar holding three doses or portions. Each ring represented a dose, or one drink, of absinthe, which was diluted with water, often poured over a sugar cube, before drinking. The bar patron was charged for however many doses he or she consumed. This topette was hand blown in heavy lead glass, has a nice polished pontil on the bottom. This one is 5 1/4 inches tall to the top of the stopper, and dates from about 1900 or earlier...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1900 item #932323
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On Hold
Antique blown glass topette with original stopper from an old French bar holding two doses or portions. Each ring represented a dose, or one drink, of absinthe, which was diluted with water, often poured over a sugar cube, before drinking. The bar patron was charged for however many doses he or she consumed. This topette was hand blown in heavy lead glass, has a mark from the pontil on the bottom. This one is 4 3/4 inches tall to the top of the stopper, and dates from about 1900 or earlier...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1900 item #931932
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SOLD -- Do have others -- contact us for information.
Antique blown glass topette with three rings from an old French bar. Each ring represented a dose, or one drink, of absinthe, which was diluted with water, often poured over a sugar cube, before drinking. The bar patron was charged for however many doses he or she consumed. This topette was hand blown in heavy lead glass, has a nice polished pontil on the bottom and also has some of the characteristics one finds in hand blown pieces...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1900 item #931929
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$125 SOLD
Rare antique blown glass topette with ten rings from an old French bar. Each ring represented a dose, or one drink, of absinthe, which was diluted with water, often poured over a sugar cube, before drinking. The bar patron was charged for however many doses he or she consumed. This is an unusually large one; those holding 10 doses are quite rare...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1910 item #930899 (stock #C356)
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$50.00
Vintage French absinthe spoon, Les Feuilles #1, circa 1900. These spoons were placed over a glass with a sugar cube on top, and the water was poured over the cube to reduce the bitterness of the absinthe. This is guaranteed to be a period absinthe spoon from a French bar; it is not one of the many reproductions which are being sold on the Internet. It is in very good condition, showing some stains and oxidation from use. I personally like the absinthe spoons that show some wear because it helps...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1910 item #930885 (stock #C356)
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$50 SOLD
Vintage French absinthe spoon, Les Pipes #7, circa 1900. These spoons were placed over a glass with a sugar cube on top, and the water was poured over the cube to reduce the bitterness of the absinthe. This is guaranteed to be a period absinthe spoon from a French bar; it is not one of the many reproductions which are being sold on the Internet. It is in very good condition, showing some stains and oxidation from use. I personally like the absinthe spoons that show some wear because it helps di...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1910 item #930871 (stock #D64)
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SOLD
Vintage French absinthe spoon, Les Feuilles #2, circa 1900. These spoons were placed over a glass with a sugar cube on top, and the water was poured over the cube to reduce the bitterness of the absinthe. This is guaranteed to be a period absinthe spoon from a French bar; it is not one of the many reproductions which are being sold on the Internet. It is in very good condition, showing some spots where the plating has worn from use exposing the brass underneath. I personally like the absinthe s...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1910 item #930839 (stock #C439)
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$52.00
Fine quality absinthe spoon, Les Carrés #10, circa 1900 with the maker’s poinçon or mark on the back of the handle (the mark, however, is struck poorly so it is difficult to read). These spoons were placed over a glass with a sugar cube on top, and the water was poured over the cube to reduce the bitterness of the absinthe. This is guaranteed to be a period absinthe spoon from a French bar; it is not one of the many reproductions which are being sold on the Internet. It is in excellent cond...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1910 item #928276
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$75 SOLD
French absinthe era bar saucer with 1 franc 75 centime price with light blue rim and mostly worn gilt line decoration. This is a guaranteed genuine turn-of-the-century saucer or soucoupe from the Belle Epoque when poets and artists drank the addictive wormwood-based drink absinthe, which was banned in France in 1915. When you ordered, each drink was served on a priced saucer. The saucers were stacked by your place and when you were ready to pay l'addition (the bill), the barman or waiter simply ...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1910 item #928272
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$65.00
French absinthe era bar saucer with 1 franc 25 centime price with light blue rim and mostly worn gilt line decoration. This is a guaranteed genuine turn-of-the-century saucer or soucoupe from the Belle Epoque when poets and artists drank the addictive wormwood-based drink absinthe, which was banned in France in 1915. When you ordered, each drink was served on a priced saucer. The saucers were stacked by your place and when you were ready to pay l'addition (the bill), the barman or waiter simply ...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1920 item #928264
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$85.00
French absinthe era bar saucer with 3 franc 50 centime price and scarce silver-gilt rim and line decoration. This is a guaranteed genuine turn-of-the-century saucer or soucoupe from the Belle Epoque when poets and artists drank the addictive wormwood-based drink absinthe, which was banned in France in 1915. When you ordered, each drink was served on a priced saucer. The saucers were stacked by your place and when you were ready to pay l'addition (the bill), the barman or waiter simply added up t...
 
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