This bowl is such a rare shape. Could not find anything but vases on the internet when I was trying to get some background information. The bowl is rectangular and smaller at the top than the base. The glass is a gorgeous frosted glass design with incredible realistic pink roses on one side of the bowl and a grouping of yellow roses on the other. The lip is edged in gilt with little pointed icicle type decoration along the top. There are no chips or cracks that I can see. In the center of the bowl on the base is a line that is in the glass, but not a crack as I can't feel it and it's in a weird spot--right in the center. There are numerous scratches on the underside bottom from age and use. This is a fabulous bowl that measures about 11 1/2" to the flare near the bottom of the bowl across and about 4" to the top. Quite thick glass.