Posted 6 years ago
This bowl came to me many years ago by way of my father who said it was his grandmother's. If so, that places the bowl somewhere prior to 1870. There are no marks anywhere on the piece. The gold coloration is thick and applied from the back. The red grapes are three dimensional from the back and hand-colored. It appears to be pressed glass with the grape leaves pressed from the back. The inside of the bowl/dish is smooth and the edges are scalloped. The diameter is 10 inches and the height is 3.5 inches. Any help you can offer in identifying this piece will be deeply appreciated. Also, some of the gold finish has sadly flaked off so I'm also wondering if it can be restored or is it better to leave it as is.