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Crystal Bowls

For the best in decorative glassware, crystal bowls are a classic selection. Showcasing both brilliant sparkle and detailed designs, crystal glass bowls celebrate the beauty of the medium along with an essential evolution in glassmaking history.

The craft of crystal glass is a relatively recent innovation and was not perfected until the 18th century in England. Prior to that point, transparent glass was common, but its color and clarity were far from ideal. The iron inherent in silica sand, one of the primary elements of glass, gave the final product a green tint. As innovation progressed, glassmakers tinkered with different glass formulas in an effort to counteract these limitations and to create the utmost clarity in their pieces.

The champions in this quest were the English, who learned that the addition of lead oxide to their glassmaking mixture yielded impeccable clarity and miraculous refraction when formed or cut. This leaden addition catapulted formed crystal glass, particularly decorative crystal glass bowls, into the upper echelons of production.


Quick Facts

  • A Waterford crystal bowl filled with shamrocks is gifted to the United States President every year on Saint Patrick's Day
  • Traditional lead crystal can have up to a 33% lead content. An easy way to tell how much lead your piece has is to hold it up to the light: the greater the refraction, the higher the level of lead
  • Concerned about the lead in lead crystal? Fear not: while it's not recommended to leave liquids in lead crystal vessels for extended periods of time, research suggests that straightforward serving from these pieces is not risky

Recommended Items at Auction

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ART VANNES FRANCE Crystal Bowl
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
ART VANNES FRANCE Crystal Bowl
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $100
$11 Bid
12 Saint Louis Dessertschalen
Dec 03, 11:00 AM CET
12 Saint Louis Dessertschalen
by Auktionshaus Sieglin GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€1001 Bid
TIFFANY & CO. SIX PANEL TRIANGLE CRYSTAL BOWL
Dec 02, 12:00 PM EST
TIFFANY & CO. SIX PANEL TRIANGLE CRYSTAL BOWL
by Converse Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$101 Bid
PALOMA PICASSO For V & Boch SGD Crystal Bowl
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
PALOMA PICASSO For V & Boch SGD Crystal Bowl
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $150
$11 Bid
Galway Irish Lead Crystal Votive Bowl
Nov 29, 9:00 AM EST
Galway Irish Lead Crystal Votive Bowl
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$21 Bid
Große Saint Louis-Fußschale mit Sterndekor
Dec 02, 10:00 AM CET
Große Saint Louis-Fußschale mit Sterndekor
by Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden
Est: €500- €1,000
€5000 Bids
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Badash Crystal Decorative Bowl
Nov 27, 9:00 AM EST
Badash Crystal Decorative Bowl
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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A FINE CRYSTAL MADE BOWL
Nov 27, 11:00 AM EST
A FINE CRYSTAL MADE BOWL
by William's Auctions, LLC
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
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Villeroy & Boch Green Crystal Glass Vase Bowl
Nov 27, 9:00 AM EST
Villeroy & Boch Green Crystal Glass Vase Bowl
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
St. Louis Thistle Gold 6 champagne bowls, Champagnerschale,
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CET
St. Louis Thistle Gold 6 champagne bowls, Champagnerschale,
by Antikauktion Krefeld
Est: €260- €0
€2600 Bids
CRYSTAL PUNCH BOWL, DECÒ PERIOD
Nov 26, 3:00 PM CET
CRYSTAL PUNCH BOWL, DECÒ PERIOD
by Casa d'Aste Babuino
Est: €80- €120
€400 Bids
SEVRES FRANCE CRYSTAL BOWL
Dec 02, 12:00 PM EST
SEVRES FRANCE CRYSTAL BOWL
by Converse Auctions
Est: $40- $80
$100 Bids
Set of Val Saint Lambert crystal bowls, six small bowls and one large one, manufacturer's engraving
Dec 03, 1:00 PM CET
Set of Val Saint Lambert crystal bowls, six small bowls and one large one, manufacturer's engraving
by Auktionshaus am See
Est: €0- €0
€350 Bids
BOWL WITH SILVER MOUNTINGS
Nov 29, 10:30 AM CET
BOWL WITH SILVER MOUNTINGS
by Auktionshaus Rheine
Est: €25- €60
€200 Bids
Pair of Durand & Mikasa Stepped Crystal Bowls
Dec 06, 12:00 PM EST
Pair of Durand & Mikasa Stepped Crystal Bowls
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $50- $500
$250 Bids
Large Antique Crystal Bowl
Dec 04, 10:00 AM EST
Large Antique Crystal Bowl
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $50- $100
$200 Bids
THREE LENOX GOLD CLUB CRYSTAL BOWLS
Dec 02, 12:00 PM EST
THREE LENOX GOLD CLUB CRYSTAL BOWLS
by Converse Auctions
Est: $40- $80
$100 Bids
Crystal Gravy Bowl
Nov 26, 1:00 PM EST
Crystal Gravy Bowl
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $25- $250
$250 Bids
An Etched Glass or Frosted Glass Crystal Bowl
Nov 27, 1:00 PM EST
An Etched Glass or Frosted Glass Crystal Bowl
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $20- $200
$200 Bids
A Nambe Crystal Bowl
Nov 27, 1:00 PM EST
A Nambe Crystal Bowl
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $45- $450
$450 Bids
A Gorham Crystal Bowl
Nov 27, 1:00 PM EST
A Gorham Crystal Bowl
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $25- $250
$250 Bids
A Crystal or Glass Bowl
Nov 27, 1:00 PM EST
A Crystal or Glass Bowl
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $25- $250
$250 Bids
A White Murano Crystal Bowl
Nov 27, 1:00 PM EST
A White Murano Crystal Bowl
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $45- $450
$450 Bids
An Unusual Form Crystal Bowl
Nov 26, 1:00 PM EST
An Unusual Form Crystal Bowl
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $75- $750
$700 Bids

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