I have never seen another bowl quite like this one with the degree of detailing and in hand quality that is felt best and seen in hand. Extremely fine geometrically cut layers of glass with precise cutting, beveling, and polishing. Please see the photographs as those are the best part of the description. This is about 9 1/4" diameter, and about 4 3/4" in height. It rings like a high pitched bell....and if you look this over there are only a few tiny flecks to some of the overlay as this is in excellent condition considering its age. I tried to capture one of the tiny flecks in the photograph. This is also cut with a large rayed star on the underside of the base.....and is surprisingly heavy. I have done more and more research on this I keep coming across Imperial glass, and some other Russian makers, that are very similar in construction and design, but obviously nothing exactly the same. The quality of this piece is just overwhelming in hand, and it is very heavy.....dates from early to mid 19th century. If going back to Russia, this will require payment by bank to bank wire transfer or other USD funded transaction....I am open to other methods, please ask.
Antique Russian Imperial Deep Amethyst Cut to Cranberry Glass Bowl c1850