Very pretty dinnerware, but impractical in ways that might affect someone’s decision to purchase. I could only fit 2 of the 8-3/4-inch wide bowls (including 1-inch rim) in my Bosch dishwasher, and they didn’t stay upright during washing. Rather than have them crash into each other, I replaced my countertop dish-drying rack with a bamboo one that holds them securely.
In addition, the sloped sides of the bowls had me chasing Cheerios in circles. Same for any other bits of food.
And, although these dishes *hold up* to microwaving, that doesn’t mean they are practical for it. Baked-on food is difficult to remove. This may be the case with all bone china; I don’t know, as this is the only set I’ve owned. The needed elbow grease prompted me to “nuke” food in other containers and transfer it to dinnerware.
I am content with my purchase because the dishes are quite lovely, but had I realized the impracticality of the bowl design, I likely would have selected a different one.