They are packaged in a well wrapped box, a lovely, graceful shape, no blemishes, the style is clean and simple, fit nicely in the dishwasher. Smart size - Big and flatter than a big mug so it wouldn't spill. Perfect for soup, just the right amount. Has a nice looking shine to it - Bright white, attractive and sturdy. Versatile for many kinds of food service at home--stews, chili, soup or any very saucy dish. Double Handles - Easier to use with the two handles, perfect for heating soup in microwave. Double handles let you carry it safely and soup stays hot while eating.