Its just like the pictures only better (it has a texture to it). It was packaged very well and arrived with no damage. I have no complaints or regrets.
Our last couple of bowls also were 4 cup size, but this one appears a little smaller. We give her 2 cups of food, yet it comes to almost the very top of the bowl. It serves the purpose, but I wish they would make the 4 cup bowls with the lip, like they used to make.