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Soup Bowls, Sone China, Lotus Flowers, Set of 3, Vintage Japan

Soup Bowls, Sone China, Lotus Flowers, Set of 3, Vintage Japan

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  • Pattern:  Unknown, Lotus Flowers
  • Made in Japan by Sone China
  • Vintage  1970's - 1980's (estimated)
  • Details:  This a very pretty pattern and unusual shaped bowls in the Suimonowan style.  Unlike the rounded bowls used in the West, these are truly Japanese style bowls used mainly for soup, rice, noodles, and sushi.  They're made of stoneware with a very simple design of Lotus Flowers/Water Lilies in red and white alongside smaller white flowers.  There are green leaves and blue tones to represent the water. Same pattern is on both sides and bowls are rimmed in gold.  The backstamp reads "Sone China Nagoya".  These plates would look especially nice on a Spring or Summer table setting, perhaps with other earthy items like bamboo flatware and weaved sea grass/wicker place mats.  There are many uses for these bowls outside the dinning table.  
  • Materials:  Stoneware
  • Dimensions: 6.0 inches in Diameter, 1.75 inches Tall
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Very Good Condition.  There is some wear on the gold rims, otherwise, there are no cracks, chips, or scratches on these bowls, except as acceptable due to age/use/wear. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  All sales final. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and imperfections.  

SONE China is located in Nagoya, Japan and has been in business for decades. When World War II ended, they were one of the successful firms that survived the conflict and came back strong in the international marketplace. SONE produced very nice fine china in at least 300 patterns, as well as high quality stoneware. Some are named, but most, like this pattern, are not.

Suimonowan is a shallow, flat bowl, mainly used for serving nearly dry “takiawase” (an assortment of mixed vegetables), but is also used to serve clear soup, noodles, rice and sushi.  It is traditionally made of lacquerware, it is also common to find them in stoneware. Unlike ordinary Japanese soup bowls, suimonowan are shallower, with wider openings. Japanese people hold their dishes in their hands when they eat, for this reason, Japanese food vessels are smaller, lighter and easier to hold than Western ones.

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