This bowl is excellent quality and has a lot of work involved, but it's unmarked, always a bit frustrating. The glass itself is hand made with Cut and Stained Glass Bowl base shotruby-stained panels with cross-hatch cutting plus floral cutting. The gold in the floral cutting is well-worn, which often happens, but this is a beautiful piece of work, and I really wish that I knew who deserved the credit. I've seen similar ruby and crosshatch work on German glass, but I've seen floral cutting much like this in design and execution on French and American glass. Best guess is early 20th century.
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