This is an odd art glass centerpiece bowl or vase. It is odd because it matches two different types of glass that one would not typically think would complement each other with respect to color and type. The centerpiece bowl is French. The date is circa 1900 or older.
The centerpiece bowl is 8 ½” high and 8 3/8” wide at the mouth.
The top bowl is an odd color of opaline, darker towards the bottom, and lighter towards the rim. The color is perhaps a brown with a touch of green and yellow. When I was in France I saw this color and the antique dealer called it “rose”, except rose in French means pink, and there is no pink to this color.
The bottom is a ruby red crystal glass. The ruby glass rings when you tap it.
The rim of the bowl is round. The bottom of the base is flat and shows a lot of age wear.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks. However, there are air bubbles and bumps in the glass, both on the top and the bottom.
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