A wide, shallow, hand-made pottery bowl that might be used as a serving dish or a fruit bowl.
The geometry is a simple lathe. The Max file has the uncollapsed stack, including the UVW unwrap. It also has a mental ray material setup--the bitmaps can be quickly copied to a V-Ray material.
Texture maps are included for diffuse, bump, and reflection glossiness. The 3ds version has the necessary UVs for use with these textures.
The original (physical) bowl was made by Seattle area artist Gene Buckley.