This lather bowl has a beautiful presentation, with a hint of formality. It has a high-gloss black finish with a metallic overlay, adding a second dimension. This treatment gives it a visual depth that is hard to match and not seen in our other offerings. Handcrafted by a local potter to the Captain's specifications, each lather bowl features ridges on the bottom to expedite the lathering process. They measure approximately 4 1/2" wide and 1 1/4" deep.* Its low, inwardly-turned sides not only contain the lather but also eliminate knocking the brush against the sides. The convenient "button" with their signature compass rose on the side adds a touch of class while also serving a functional role. With lather bowl in hand and your thumb on the textured button, you will find the bowl planted securely in your palm as you lather - perfect!