Via Merchant No. 4. The Molecule Dish is part of the "Setcast" Collection designed by London design firm, voonwong&bensonsaw. It comes in three sizes: the pictured medium, small, and large. Perfect for serving appetizers that require an array of condiments, displaying interesting trinkets . . . conversation. The dishes are made from handmade bone china in China. The small is $65, medium is $75, and the large is $90 -- a little hefty on the price, but oh so interesting.
**** UPDATE: so, I goofed -- these dishes PROBABLY ARE NOT vegan. Ever hear stories about vegans eating egg noodles simply because they don't realize that egg noodles means actual eggs and were told that pasta is almost always vegan and thus have conditioned their minds to associate pasta with acceptable food? Just apply that tale here. I didn't look into whether their "bone" china was actual, true, authentic, made from cattle (I assume) bones. If a dish doesn't have leather lining (you would surprised what you can buy out there), I usually take a mental shortcut and assume it's vegan. Thus, I completely overlooked the "bone" part of the china here. I still haven't looked into it . . . so, I can't tell you if the dishes are "faux" bone china. But, yes, they may not be vegan. Regardless, check out the two items below. ****
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