The glazes in the Provencale collection are transparent, creating bright, vibrant colors for your kitchen. Imagine your onion soup covered with melted cheese browning in the oven...still bubbling when you serve it at the table. It is also a cereal bowl, to get your day off to a colorful start! In the freezer, conventional oven or microwave oven, this 5.5-in. bowl can be used easily, just like all of the other Emile Henry products that have been manufactured since 1850.About Emile Henry...In the Burgundy region of France is the legendary maker of fine French cookware named Emile Henry. There, potters still hand craft each piece from the local Burgundy Clay - one of the purest of clays. Containing no lead, the clay is one of the best materials for baking and serving.