pressed glass objects display much of the same shimmer and refractive qualities of costlier cut glass and crystal items. One of the advantages of pressed glass is that, while still fragile, it’s a little sturdier than its crystal counterparts.
I actually use my pressed glass pieces such as this bowl for their original purposes, however, they’re also decorative items which can be employed in your décor as accent pieces. This time of year, a bowl full of colored glass ornaments is a smart way to dress up a table or sideboard. Similarly, an arrangement of flowers and seasonal greenery would look smashing in a bowl such as this. These antiques have survived a long time and deserve to find good homes. If you happen upon an attractive pressed glass piece at a local antique store, you might consider purchasing it. You’ll find that not only are they attractive, they have many beautiful uses.