The Bowl Company started from an idea brought about by 5 small decorative Japanese rice bowls on the top of the founders' stove. With the dot com boom going bust in 2002 and their jobs going with it, they were inspired by the unique, hand-crafted nature of those 5 little bowls and got the idea to find such beautiful items and offer them to the world on the internet. Since 2002, they have grown to have tens of thousands of items on their website and process about 20,000 orders every year. They are still a company that is true to their small roots and look forward to providing you personal service with great prices. The hand-crafted nature of their products do have variations in size, color , and may have firing pin holes on the underside. These are not defects. Every bowl that they present is unique and hand-crafted or painted. They do not sell aftermarket or second quality items. Consequently, they are sure you will be proud to purchase a bowl from The Bowl Company either to display in your own home or as a thoughtful gift for any occasion. Check out their wide selection of China, Cookware, Crystal, Flatware, Gifts, Pewter and Holiday items. You'll find all your favorite brands including All-Clad Metalcrafters, AnnieGlass, Anolon, Arte Italica, Arthur Court, Dansk, Ciculon, Dartington, Gordon Ramsay, Gorham, Juliska, Le Creuset, Lenox, Lunt, Portmeirion and many more. Be sure to get great additional savings, discounts and deals on your next purchase or order by taking advantage of Bowl Co. coupon codes, special promotions and exclusive offers. Past deals have included savings of up to 20% on all metalware and free shipping on orders over $99.