A little rustic, like the hearty dish they were made for, these lidded bowls were used to serve "donburi" — mounds of rice, topped with simmered fish, meat and vegetables. Each is handcrafted in heavy ceramic, and hand-painted with a design of swaying wild red orchids.
The previous owner says these homely bowls bring back warm memories of her childhood. The lids were always slightly uneven, but that made her love them all the more when she lifted them to reveal a steaming bowl of her favorite meal.
Diameter 15.5cm x Height 10.5cm
(Height 7.5cm without lid)