This mesmerizing 2-tone bowl is best described as cased in a pale blush pink over mauve, and mold blown in slightly translucent. There are zero seams and it has a very nicely polished base with gentle subtle signs of "smile lines" which means nothing distracting or damaging. It is quite large and very heavy. It sits low and makes a stunning presentation bowl. There are no makers marks, which is typical of older French opaline glass.I photographed the casing detail in pictures 7-9, so you can see how well the glass blends. It looks like soft butter, with no harsh lines or seams. There is one small micro nick on the top of the handle; it is more evident under studio lighting, and is not noticeable in natural light. This is just a delightful and unusual piece of opaque glass! Weighs 4 pounds before packing material.
The item "French Opaline Opaque Glass Pink Mauve 10.5 Scallop Shell Center Bowl STUNNING" is in sale since Thursday, May 22, 2014. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\French\Other French Art Glass". The seller is "judysrefriedbeans" and is located in San Diego, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.