French style butter bowl. This bowl with cover is 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. Will hold approximately 1/2 c soft butter. This is a very sturdy crock glazed in natural colors on high fire stoneware. This is used to store butter out of the fridge and keep it solf, spreadable and fresh. Add about 1/3 cool water to the bottom of the crock. The lid holds the butter. The water creates a seal and blocks air from spoiling the butter.