Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.
Rounded vessels that are generally wider than they are high, usually hemispherical or nearly so. A bowl may have a spreading base or foot ring and sometimes two handles or a cover. Distinguished from a cup, which is rather deep than wide.
Refers to pottery ware decorated with metallic lusters using techniques dating from the 9th century or earlier. One technique is of Middle Eastern origin and is best known from Hispano-Moresque pottery in Spain and Italian and Spanish majolica; it involved a multi-staged process that stained the ware. Another technique was cheaper and less complicated, using pigments containing salts of gold and platinum. It was inspired by the late 18th-century Spanish majolica dishes, however, it was an English invention and used to create popular wares throughout the 19th century.