Rare Antique French Absinthe Saucer, Bold 1.50 Price
$50 with free shipping in USA
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. The saucer is large, just a tad under 5 inches across.
Truly a handsome piece and rare. We had never seen this model before but found it on our most recent trip.
Some collectors are assembling sets or groups of these French bar saucers to use for tapas or hors d'oeuvres.
Other photos of this saucer are available and can be emailed on request.
We also have many other antique absinthe saucers available.