Featured Unmarked covered soup bowl

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  1. Pat P

    Pat P Well-Known Member

    Any thoughts on the age and origin of this small covered soup bowl? I'm thinking somewhere in the middle of the 20th century?

    Is there a term for a soup bowl with a handle and cover?

    Also, is it likely this is a pattern that was also used for other pieces by the same company? I looked at patterns with grapes in Replacements, but didn't find this one.

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  2. Sandra

    Sandra Well-Known Member

    You mentioned "small", so assuming it's an individual serving size, I would call it a ramekin. Could be used for serving and if oven-proof baking, stew, beans, soup or desserts such as custards.
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  3. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    a tastevin perhaps ? when too many people throw up the vinegar ?
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  4. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    ör för snails ? sey eat everysing zere.
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  5. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    In the 1960's, a lot of people in the US called these French Onion Soup Bowls. I remember that my mother had a few different sets of them.

    The lid was put on before the soup went to the table, ostensibly to keep it warm.
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  6. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    I have never seen a soupe à l'oignon being served in such a "whatever". how would you get the cheese over the lid or scratch this bowl empty ?
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  7. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    Fid, that's one of the reasons that I said "people in the US" called them that!

    I personally am not a fan of onions, and I have never had (or even made) French onion soup - although I have watched others eat it many times. Based on what I've seen, I can understand your consternation regarding getting the cheese out of these bowls.

    Apparently, they're still selling these things new - and in many places - as "French onion soup bowls' and "French onion soup crocks":
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    We had a Cronin set of 12, like these, at our summer home, back in the 1960's:
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    My daughter actually still has them.
  8. Pat P

    Pat P Well-Known Member

    "French onion soup bowl" does seem to be used for these types of items all over eBay.

    I've looked on eBay and in Google searches, using what I think are good keywords, but didn't find my bowl. Oh, well...
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  9. Pat P

    Pat P Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the idea. After doing some searches, ramekins don't seem to have handles or covers, so probably "french onion soup bowl" fits better.

    But... I *do* have some items that apparently are ramekins, so thanks for the pointing me in that direction!
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  10. Pat P

    Pat P Well-Known Member

    Thanks, SB!
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  11. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    "people in the US"
    that's okay, was just wondering. :) as long as it's tasty, why not.
    i love it, but only with real cheese over it like Gruyère. not those industrial ones like French Emmental, or yellow shoe sole like Edammer, Gouda etc..:vomit:
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  12. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    We have that in common, @SBSVC -- let's have a meal together some time! :)
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  13. Pat P

    Pat P Well-Known Member

    I never liked raw onions, but did like cooked ones. Unfortunately, they don't like me, though, so I don't eat them anymore.
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