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"Klapmuts" is Dutch and basically means a cap or a hat of a particular shape. The klapmuts was the standard 17th century headgear of the Dutch poor. The less expensive was made out of wool while the more expensive was fashioned of beaver felt.
The shape of this hat is the source of the name for the typical Dutch market soup bowl of the late Ming dynasty, typically inKraak decoration.
While Chinese food bowls are typically held in one hand while eating the prepared and cutup food with chopsticks, European etiquette prescribed the use of knife for cutting up the food yourself and a large spoon, for soups. For this reason a new bowl shape with a rim for resting the spoon was needed. This shape was eventually developed into what we know as a deep plate.
The rims are in sources explained as for condiments such as mustard while others mention them as for disposing of bones and similar onto.
'How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d' - Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope who was born on this day in 1688.
www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174158From Abelard it came,. And Eloisa yet must kiss the name. Dear fatal name! rest ever unreveal'd,. Nor pass these lips in holy silence seal'd. Hide it, my heart, ...