These are wee red lion's head bowls. Each one holds about 1/3 of a cup. I first saw them on a post made by SusanQ at Savoring Time in the Kitchen. She served chocolate pot de creme in them and I thought they were adorable.
A search entailed and I found them at Sur La Table -- and they were ON SALE!!!!
They came in sets of 4 and I ordered 3 sets so that I could have 12 of these adorable bowls.
They will be perfect for SusanQ's chocolate pot de creme, for my own chocolate pot de creme, or any type of wee desserts that you serve individually. Savories as well could be served from these darlings -- rice casseroles, vegetable purees, or macaroni and cheese. And they would be great for soup for a ladies luncheon. Sauces, too, could be served from them. Remolade for shrimp or crab, ketchup for homemade French fries. The possibilities are endless.
The color red will be perfect for Valentine's (for which SusanQ used hers) as well as Christmas (they will look good with the Christmas Royal Doulton Tartan). In fact they will even go well with our blue and white dinnerware. And if you collect Fiesta -- they seem like the perfect color to go with those dishes!
They are tiny -- about the size of an orange. But good things always come in small packages and these lion's head bowls prove that.