I suspect it is new as there isn't any wear on the bottom. The diameter of this bowl would make it difficult to find a display cupboard to put it in for protection. I think it is the type of piece that would be kept on a table, and would be shifted about , causing wear to the bottom. It may be that it is older, but I feel it is new!!!
The parts that are cut are the petals on the flowers and the flower part of the thistle design the stem of the thistle is pressed then there is the cut section for the body of the thistle and at the top of each thistle there are 7 points which are again pressed . There are 'dimples' moulded into the design where the cut-detail was to be placed. The finish is slightly sharper than the rest.
The rim of the bowl is undulating with 6 high pointy bits, then 2 lower pointy bits.
I spend a lot of time researching my collection on the net, and I haven't seen a bowl quite like this before!
Thankyou for your interest!