Silvered Art Glass 16 Inch Vortex Centerpiece Bowl
Dazzling...Dramatic...Striking and Impressive...Some of the many adjectives that describe this vintage silvered art glass bowl. A full 16 inches across and standing 2 1/2 inches tall, this is a statement piece and a focal point wherever it's placed. The very heavy (4 1/4 pounds) glass bowl has designs that include chevrons and ovals that diminish in size as they get closer and closer to the center, creating a fascinating op-art effect. The bowl is smooth in the center of the inside, but feels "lumpy" as you run your fingers up toward the edge, which is scalloped. On the underside, pictured in photograph #3, every part of the design can be felt.
The bowl was painted with silver on the underside, which has darkened with age topside. It's in fantastic condition, with just a few flakes of silver missing on the bottom, which are only detectable on the front when the bowl is held up to direct light (which, given its weight, you probably won't do that often!)
On a coffee table, buffet, console or entry table, this bowl needs no accompaniment to look smashing.