Kind of homely isn't it? It was my grandmothers and she probably got it from her mother. How old is it? Darned if I know. It's older than I am, anyway.
It's solid, it's got thick walls, the bottom is flat so you can start kneading while the dough is still in the bowl, and it holds the warmth while the dough rises. It's an old friend and there isn't a glitzy atom in it. Kind of like me, actually. The non glitzy part at least.
There is a company name on the bottom but I haven't been able to make out what it is.
Has anyone seen stoneware like this?