18th Century Japanese Fish Bone Bowls, unmarked small fish shaped bowl. Orginally it would have been used to hold chicken or fish bones from the diners plate, but we love them for a sauce bowl as well as. Break with tradition and use it for change, jewlery or trinkets. No matter how you use it, it is a gorgeous, rare and special addition to any Chinoiserie collection. In excellent antique condition.
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DIMENSIONS: 5" L x 3" W x 1.5" H
ERA: Late 18th Century 1850-1899 *unmarked
FACTS & HISTORY: A bone dish is a piece of tableware designed to accompany a plate. They were commonly used in the 19th century to hold fish or chicken bones discarded from the diner's main plate. Their shape and size also makes them convenient to use as a sauce bowl.