Engraved glass is my thang
. This bowl is an outstanding example of intaglio engraving, among the best I've seen anywhere for realism and fine finishing technique. Nowhere are individual cuts able to be discerned, except for the tiny bits of pollen on the anthers of the flowers - it is all seamlessly blended, and obviously a great deal of time and effort went into it. On the other hand, it's not realistic at all: the center flower has 14 anthers rather than 6, and in one area the intertwining of leaves and stem is almost physically impossible. There are far more folded leaves than would seem normal. This suggests to me that it is a one-off piece, perhaps partly done for practice.
Does anyone know who engraved in this style, or recognize the blank? I know Moser and Harrach did some very realistic floral engravings, but I've never seen a Bohemian blank like this. Some American companies also produced fine, realistic intaglio floral engravings, and a strong possibility is Tuthill, but the glass has a slight brownish/greyish tinge that you don't ordinarily see in fine American glass. I have A LOT to learn about English engravers, so maybe someone here can help me out if it is English - or if it's something else. Many thanks!
Oh, it's 10" diameter and fluoresces a dull greenish yellow.
Sorry the photos aren't better. I took these a long time ago, and should really take better ones!