These pears were made to be purely decorative.
Sometimes, I make these to use as salt and peppers. (However, salt and peppers have a totally different interior construction.)
The white pear glaze is just pure white with an iron-based stem glaze that was encouraged to run.
The matt black was a smoke fired piece which feels wonderful in your hand.
And the shiny black was a glaze test for this delightful glaze.
The smallest pear is a multiple finish: A basic white with a pumpkin glaze and touches of turquoise glaze. An oxide was applied and then an adhesive for random additions of gold foil. (Sometimes it's good to go 'way out on a limb.)
It garnered a prize in a Seattle show.
I like pears so much, I even make velvet pincushions.