An illustration of animals fleeing from a food bowl.

Animals Fleeing From Bowl

An illustration of animals fleeing from a food bowl.

Scene from the story, "Old King Cole."

Bowl and Pipe

Scene from the story, "Old King Cole."

A hemispherical vessel, wider than it is deep, used for holding food or fluids.

Two Piece Bowl

A hemispherical vessel, wider than it is deep, used for holding food or fluids.

An illustration of a bowl overflowing with bubbles.

Bowl of Bubbles

An illustration of a bowl overflowing with bubbles.

Small sticks of wood or ivory resembling lead pencils, but generally longer and slightly tapering, used by the Chinese, Japanese and Koreans.

Chopsticks

Small sticks of wood or ivory resembling lead pencils, but generally longer and slightly tapering, used…

A drinking vessel.

Ciborium

A drinking vessel.

A pair of hands forming a long section of rolled clay into a container.

Modeling a clay container

A pair of hands forming a long section of rolled clay into a container.

A pair of hands smoothing a clay container formed by curling large sections of rolled clay together.

Smoothing a clay container

A pair of hands smoothing a clay container formed by curling large sections of rolled clay together.

A shallow bowl covered with a sheet of glass.

Covered dish

A shallow bowl covered with a sheet of glass.

A dish may be served on dish ware, or may be eaten out of hand. These cutleries are usually made from ceramic, metal, or plastic.

Deep Covered Dish

A dish may be served on dish ware, or may be eaten out of hand. These cutleries are usually made from…

A shallow bowl, with two sheets of paper and seeds inside.

Uncovered dish

A shallow bowl, with two sheets of paper and seeds inside.

This is an ornamental container for drinking. A chalice is a goblet or footed cup intended to hold a drink. In general religious terms, it is intended for quaffing during a ceremony.

Unique Pattern Glass Dish

This is an ornamental container for drinking. A chalice is a goblet or footed cup intended to hold a…

The abnormal fret band is a pattern found on a Japanese metal vessel (bowl or cup).

Abnormal Fret Band

The abnormal fret band is a pattern found on a Japanese metal vessel (bowl or cup).

A young girl seated in front of a fishbowl, with a book and toys nearby.

Girl and fishbowl

A young girl seated in front of a fishbowl, with a book and toys nearby.

A woman kneeling by a column, with several articles of pottery nearby.

Greek woman

A woman kneeling by a column, with several articles of pottery nearby.

An illustration of a hand taking a piece of fruit from a bowl.

Hand Taking Fruit From Bowl

An illustration of a hand taking a piece of fruit from a bowl.

A hand holding a tube, with one end in a bowl.

Hand with tube

A hand holding a tube, with one end in a bowl.

Pottery is the ceramic ware made by potters. Major types of pottery include earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain. The places where such wares are made are called potteries. Pottery is one of the oldest human technologies and art-forms, and remains a major industry today. Ceramic art covers the art of pottery, whether in items made for use or purely for decoration.

Plant Holder

Pottery is the ceramic ware made by potters. Major types of pottery include earthenware, stoneware,…

"Mixing bowl, <em>Kelebe</em>." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Kelebe

"Mixing bowl, Kelebe." — The Delphian Society, 1913

An illustration of two men running, one holding a bowl and another holding a large pipe.

Two Men Running with Bowl & Pipe

An illustration of two men running, one holding a bowl and another holding a large pipe.

"The patera was a broad and comparatively shallow bowl used for libations, and also for drinking out of at banquets. The following cut gives a front and side view of a bronze patera found at Pompeii." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Patera

"The patera was a broad and comparatively shallow bowl used for libations, and also for drinking out…

This German salt-cellar is a 16th century bowl used to store salt.

German Salt-Cellar

This German salt-cellar is a 16th century bowl used to store salt.

This Renaissance salt-cellar is a richly designed bowl used to store salt.

Renaissance Salt-Cellar

This Renaissance salt-cellar is a richly designed bowl used to store salt.

A saltcellar is a small, sometimes decorated bowl used to hold salt and is placed on the table.

Saltcellar

A saltcellar is a small, sometimes decorated bowl used to hold salt and is placed on the table.

Sinks generally have faucets that supply hot and cold water and may include a spray feature to be used for faster rinsing. They also include a drain to remove used water; this drain include a shut off device and an overflow-prevention device.

Generic Bathroom Sink

Sinks generally have faucets that supply hot and cold water and may include a spray feature to be used…

"Painting of still life. On a wall of a house at Pompeii." —D'Anvers, 1895

Still Life Painting from Pompeii

"Painting of still life. On a wall of a house at Pompeii." —D'Anvers, 1895

"The oracular tripod at Delphi, having a flat round plate, on which the Pythia seated herself to give responses, and on which at other times lay a wreath of hay." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Tripod of Delphi

"The oracular tripod at Delphi, having a flat round plate, on which the Pythia seated herself to give…

"When tripods are said to be given in a present, or as prizes, vases or large bowls supported on three feet are said to be understood." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Greek tripod

"When tripods are said to be given in a present, or as prizes, vases or large bowls supported on three…

This vase stands on a pedestal with a bowl like top.

Vase

This vase stands on a pedestal with a bowl like top.

A drinking glass, or simply glass, is a drinking vessel, usually made from glass or plastic. Glasses are often clear, but sometimes are colored, or printed or etched with decorations. Compared with a cup, a glass stands taller without a handle and usually holds more liquid.

Star Shaped Glass Vessel

A drinking glass, or simply glass, is a drinking vessel, usually made from glass or plastic. Glasses…

A cartoon of a woman cracking walnuts into a bowl that says "knick knacks".

Woman Cracking Walnuts

A cartoon of a woman cracking walnuts into a bowl that says "knick knacks".