Satsuma ware vase 18th-19th century Edo period or Meiji era Stoneware with clear, colorless glaze H: 20.3 W: 9.6 cm Higashi Ichiki; Miyama, Japan
Tamba ware storage jar ca. 1400-1450 Muromachi period Stoneware with natural ash glaze H: 38.7 W: 31.6 cm Tachikui, Japan
Chōjirō (Raku I), Tea Bowl named 'Tarobo', 16th century, Red Raku ware; glazed ceramic, Urasenke Foundation
snowonredearth: Odo ware Teabowl 18-19th century Japan.
by http://gemmacomas.com (I specially like his food photography ... should I pin it here? ;)
MTO modern pottery bowl Medium size sand stoneware grey glaze minimalist modern. $50.00, via Etsy.
I think a pitcher is such a wonderful gift. Meets my essential criteria of beautiful, useful, and something people might not have gotten for themselves.
Bowl, 1984 Thomas Hoadley porcelain 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 5 in. (13.3 x 13.3 x 12.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of R. Ford Singletary from the collection of Randy M. Leonard 1991.5.3 Smithsonian American Art Museum 4th Floor, Luce Foundation Center