After bringing these plums home from the farmers market on Sat. I grabbed a bowl and put them in the fridge. Later I opened the door and thought WOW! that is a still life painting. The bowl is one of my treasures from San Miguel, MX. Every time we go to MX. I bring back as many hand painted dishes as I can fit into my bags. I don't have room in my cupboards for more dishes and that's a good thing. They now charge for overweight luggage.