Photo Hunter: Rare

I’ve been cracking my head for the past 2 weeks not knowing what to post up for this week theme. Upon digging into my photo archieves, this is the only available ones or should I put it… the most suitable picture of all.

This ceramic bowl has been in existance since my great grandmother’s year. Nowadays, it’s appearance in chinese household is almost extinct and people consider this as an ‘old fashion’ bowl and opt for Made-In-Ikea bowl. How uncool is that *ffts

Each and every bowl is individually mould by hand and the rooster is hand painted too. Hence you can see all of them are in odd shapes thus making it unbalance and difficult to be stacked. Upon comparison, every painting of the roosters differ from each other to proof it’s origin.

To me, it is a RARE looking bowl and a RARE hobby of mine (psst…. I’ve been collect all sort of Rooster dinner sets now.)

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  1. Jan said,

    April 27, 2007 @ 1:05 pm

    the ones i collect are not roosters, mine’s the fish……kekekeke

  2. LB said,

    April 27, 2007 @ 1:18 pm

    Gone are those days when there were still such gems to collect! Your bowls must be worth something nifty by now too!

  3. the Razzler said,

    April 27, 2007 @ 4:45 pm

    Queen – ‘Bak Kut Teh’ always taste better using these bowls!! But not all shops use these bowls anymore!! 🙂 🙂

  4. huisia said,

    April 27, 2007 @ 6:43 pm

    i got these bowl too..passed down from my grandmother…nowadays still can buy this pattern of ceramic bowl, but not as thick as the old type one la..

  5. wuching said,

    April 27, 2007 @ 7:28 pm

    u can get a lot of money with them soon!

  6. may said,

    April 27, 2007 @ 10:50 pm

    If I could, I’d buy a few of those rooster bowls and have them here in Sydney. reminds me so much of home… *sigh*

  7. Autumn said,

    April 27, 2007 @ 11:46 pm

    Oh I love those. I collect chickens and anything with a rooster makes my heart pound even more!
    My photos are up early this week too so please stop by

  8. pelf said,

    April 28, 2007 @ 2:15 am

    I think some people are trying to revive the rooster bowls. I saw a lot of those bowls on sale at Jonker Walk, Melaka, recently. At least they’re not becoming extinct yet.

    Oh BTW, I’m also a fan! 🙂

  9. cynthia said,

    April 28, 2007 @ 5:13 am

    one of the coolest thing of old chinese!
    I love them so much. still keep few at home. My mum wanted to throw them away..i screamed my lung out!!! that’s how ‘antique’-minded of me

  10. incog & nito said,

    April 28, 2007 @ 6:11 am

    They are very lovely. Happy weekend.

  11. Lauren S. said,

    April 28, 2007 @ 7:01 am

    Those are so neat! I think it is cool when things are not all exactly alike. It gives them character!

  12. -- a metamorphoself of gabrielle said,

    April 28, 2007 @ 10:36 am


    ? | rare | #
    My camera and I didn’t find any “rare” object, but I found this picture in my mailbox, sent by my friend a while ago. And I think it’s quite “rare”

  13. Crazy Working Mom said,

    April 28, 2007 @ 11:10 am

    My sister also has her kitchen in that Rooster decoration. It looks so beautiful. Great photo.
    Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend.

  14. Jane said,

    April 28, 2007 @ 1:09 pm

    I have my grandmothers dishes and I love that you can’t buy them anymore!

  15. jenn in holland said,

    April 28, 2007 @ 3:01 pm

    Oh, that is so cool. I am envious of such a rare and precious collection!

  16. Zsolt72 said,

    April 28, 2007 @ 3:55 pm

    they look really pretty. I love old porcelans, or amforas too.

  17. Bengbeng said,

    April 28, 2007 @ 4:43 pm

    I remember eating hockien mee from them. Would love to buy them but it is impossible to find in antique shops in good condition nowadays.

  18. soccer mom in denial said,

    April 28, 2007 @ 7:57 pm

    How rare but more importantly special to have these still in your family.

  19. Danella said,

    April 28, 2007 @ 7:59 pm

    Those bowls are beautiful and what a lovely thing to have.

    Mine is up.

  20. JennyR said,

    April 28, 2007 @ 8:37 pm

    that’s pretty neat! hand painted one…very nice and worth keeping for!

  21. srp said,

    April 28, 2007 @ 9:54 pm

    These are gorgeous and a great idea for the theme. I love that they are hand made and the difference in shape and size only adds to the charm.

  22. Giddy Tiger said,

    April 28, 2007 @ 11:57 pm

    That’s a great picture with an equally great story to match. I remember those bowls too. Somehow a bowl of koay-teow-thng tastes much better in one of those bowls.

  23. jonzz said,

    April 29, 2007 @ 12:19 am

    Nice bowls. Reminds me of the bowls my secondary school canteen used for their noodles.

  24. said,

    April 29, 2007 @ 9:54 am

    The problem with this bowl is not only the ‘hard to stack’ issue.
    It has crack easily (bang hao).
    Cantonese always say: bang hao yan mou yong bang hao won (don’t serve a crack bowl to someone who is having a crack lips). Thus after sometime, we decided not to have such bowl anymore

  25. amy said,

    April 29, 2007 @ 11:56 am

    Very nice!!!

    Hope you can participate in the BLogging Scavenger Hunt Starting Monday! Would love to see you there!

  26. Lian said,

    April 30, 2007 @ 1:54 am

    Wah, family heirloom. Hope your kids will be excited to receive them. So next time your grandchildren can say, it has been around since the time of their great-great-great grandmother. Fuyoh!

  27. zara's mama said,

    April 30, 2007 @ 10:06 am

    Hey, I would love to have a set of those.

    The Thais make it a come back, the rooster brand bowls.

    I used Chinese looking bowls too, from my mother’s time, not that fashionable like yours though.

  28. Simple American said,

    May 1, 2007 @ 3:37 am

    *crows like rooster*

    Those are really cute. Lot of personality. My son is a rooster too. keke

  29. meeyauw said,

    May 1, 2007 @ 10:39 am

    Such lovely bowls! I love it that they are individual and uneven. That is a real craft.

  30. Julia said,

    May 6, 2007 @ 4:23 pm

    mind if i ask, but where do you get tthem? 😀 im pretty interested in them tooo.

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