Our pitcher holds about one litre, so its great for decanting wine. It also makes a good milk jug. Because pottery tends to hold its temperature your milk will remain colder longer. The trick is to put it in the fridge so it absorbs the cold. Or, run it under cold water if you’re using it out of the cupboard.
Inversely, if you use it as a gravy boat, which some people do, run it under hot water and warm it up first. It will hold its temperature longer if you ‘hot the pot’.