- Rounded, cuplike, hollow parts of objects, such as the body of a stemmed vessel or the part of a pipe in which tobacco is burned.
- 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 any of various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature.
- 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.
- 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.
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