Gulliver's Plate Dish is One Big Lovin' Spoonful
Yo dawg, I herd you like spoons, so Japan's Village Vanguard made a plate like a spoon so you can spoon your eats from a spoon-shaped plate!
The so-called “Gulliver's Plate Dish” from Japan's Village Vanguard is, in a nutshell, a flat-bottomed giant ceramic spoon but don't worry, no nuts were used in the spoon/plate's manufacturing process.
The design apes the classic teardrop shape of a Chinese porcelain soup spoon down to the hole at the end of the handle used to hang the spoon on a hook or to tie a loop of flexible material with which to... you guessed it: hang it on a hook. Nothing says users can't hang their Gulliver's Plate Dishes from hooks either but considering the plates are ceramic the hook had best be a hefty one.
The Gulliver's Plate Dish measures 235mm by 135mm by 105mm, which works out to 9.4” by 5.4” by 4.2” just in case someone's looking for a very, VERY large soup bowl to match up – an antique porcelain bathtub would work quite nicely, assuming you REALLY love soup.
Village Vanguard is offering the Gulliver's Plate Dish at their online store for just 1,260 yen (about $15.75) each, and there's no sign of complementary Gulliver's Forks in case you're considering compiling a complete oversized table setting.
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