Porcelain Absinthe Saucers with Blue & Gold Rim (SET OF 4)

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Porcelain Absinthe Saucers with Blue & Gold Rim (SET OF 4)

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 was written on the inside rim or bottom of the saucer and was used to advise the customer of the price of his absinthe. The money was generally left inside the coaster itself. In this case, the glass of absinthe would have cost 65 French centimes.

These white porcelain saucers feature a dark blue hand-painted rim with dark blue and gold accented pinwheel lines. The centime mark is printed in black on the inside rim. The paint and text are fired into the saucer and will not fade.

  • High quality white porcelain
  • Hand painted dark blue & gold rim
  • 4.6” diameter x 0.825” H
  • Will accommodate a 3.25” diameter glass foot and smaller
  • Sold in sets of 4 only

History

La Bohème


One of the most popular operas of all time, Giacomo Puccini’s timeless masterpiece, La Bohème made its world première on February 1,1896, at the Teatro Regio in Turin, where it was conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini.

Set in Paris, in the 1830s, the near-destitute artist Marcello and poet Rodolfo try to keep warm on Christmas Eve in their Latin Quarter garret by feeding the stove with pages from Rodolfo’s latest drama. When Mimì, their neighbor, knocks on the door asking to borrow a candle she and Rodolfo
meet. Thus begins a fateful relationship as the two struggle to sustain their love against the challenges of poverty, jealousy and physical decline.

The Metropolitan Opera staged La Bohème for the first time on December 26,1900, with Luigi Mancinelli conducting. Since then it has been performed at the Met over a thousand times. Its 2018/2019 season production was hailed by the New York Times as “A thrilling La Bohème … radiating warmth … luxury cast”.

Puccini died in Brussels on November 29, 1924. The news of his death reached Rome during a performance of La Bohème. The opera was immediately stopped and the orchestra played Chopin’s Funeral March for the stunned audience.

 

 

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