This shallow, hand-blown (air bubbles-no mold marks), pinkish-light amber bowl was designed for the accompanying hand-hammered aluminum with lid, presentation stand. It appears out of character. The bowl is beautiful art glass, hex-shaped. The light-colored pinkish-amber glass is crystal clear in the bottom and is folded up and over where it gradually turns to a milky-pinkish cloudy color.
The tray is aluminum, machine made but hand-hammered for effect. I've seen the same finial on other pieces. Back in the late 19th Century aluminum was considered to be very rare.
Anybody have any clues as to who, when, where made? I'd guess it to be a covered cigar ash tray. Can't understand why they would conceal such a beautiful bowl-vase-planter.