We used these bowls when we had pasta at Rue’s. She also would use them as serving bowls since they are quite large – over 9″ across and about 2″ deep. We found a poor quality shot showing Rue with her sister in the living room of the Manhattan apartment, and you can see the orange trimmed one of these bowls on the coffee table with something in it. That photo was taken after Rue had suffered her stroke, a few months before she passed away; she used these bowls up until the very end of her life, and her hope was that someone else – a fan – would continue to use all of her things, including these bowls, after she was gone. This set of Rue’s 4 porcelain bowls comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.