These saucers are numbered with the actual cost of the item on which they were served. In a typical Parisian absinthe café, your tab was tracked by simply stacking up the saucers at the end of your stay and totaling the numbers. Quite rare.
Café Saucers - 5 1/8" DiameterAbsinthe café goers weren’t immune from the effects of inflation, as testified by the two price stamps on this saucer. The earlier stamp was 70 and you still make out it ghost through the layer of ceramic paint used to blacken it out. The latter stamps upped the price to 75. Quite a cool find!