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Antique Blue-Rimmed Saucer from Bar in Saintes, France

Antique Blue-Rimmed Saucer from Bar in Saintes, France
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$35 with free shipping in USA

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. 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. On the back is a stamped mark indicating the manufacturer: Embry, 259 Rue Sainte Catherine, Bordeaux. Condition is excellent. Diameter is 4 1/2 inches. Genuine period saucers are becoming very difficult to find. We are including free Priority Mail shipping within the USA on this item. (MMH014-PE)

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