BOWLS-SOUP-OCTAGONAL 9" (Rain Cloud Border)

Description:  Octagonal 9" Soup Bowls in perfect condition are very scarce. These soups range in width from 8 7/8" to 9"  and 1 1/2" deep. We feel that they must be at least 1 1/2" deep to be considered soup bowls to differentiate them from luncheon plates, which are 7/8"-1 1/4" deep. The 2 soup bowls pictured are a representative sample. As with all early Canton plates they are very attractive with their primitive painting. These soups have glazed bottoms.


Description:  Wash Bowls are a large 16" in diameter and a deep 5+" with 1 3/4+" slanted lips and they can hold 1 1/2 gallons of water. They served in the bedroom to provide a place to wash up and refresh ones self. Often the bowls fitted into wash stands that had round holes in their tops and the wide lips held them in place. The wash stands sometimes had railings on the sides that held wash cloths and small towels. A large Water Bottle (left) with a top or a Water Pitcher (right) would be filled with water and placed in the bowl until used.