This is a photo of the old, engraved brass bowl that I use for my oil painting palette. It has a piece of waxed paper folded inside. The bowl is so heavy, it has a wonderful solid feeling, staying still while I stir my brush or knife around in the paint. The waxed paper folds over on the paint and it slides into a large zip-lock bag to keep the paint from drying up too fast.
Next to the bowl you can see a vintage metal flower frog I use to hold brushes.