What are boned dishes? The bone dish was used at the dinner table in addition to a placesetting . it was for bones it would be set next to the plate. This was a short lived practice. These were used during the Victorian era . I have some customers who like Bone dishes. They use them at the table during meals. They also can be repurposed! Use them for jewelry at bed stands. They also can be used in the bathroom for guest soaps. They also could be used to hang on the wall. No chips or cracks or hairlines. These are listed individual. Your choice all five or just one. Shipping is $5.00 for one or all.