- They had cream soup bowls for (guess) cream soup
- They had sherbet liners to go under sherbet dishes (a smart idea)
- They had rimmed soup bowls for regular soup
- And they had bouillon bowls (or cups) for clear soups.
Bouillon cups aren't for everyone. On the other hand, the days are long gone when you needed a hired girl in the kitchen, two maids and a cook to have something pretty on your table. Back in the day when in-home help was more common families had special dishes for special foods.