This bowl came as pictured online, except that in the picture it appears to have a shine or a glaze finish. It does not. It is a hand crafted painted bowl, not glazed. It actually makes it look more authentic this way. I am worried that the paint may wear off eventually with cleaning or fade, if I notice that happening or become more concerned about it I will probably seal it. I certainly would not plan on using it for your keys, change, etc. anything that could scratch it.