Antique Victorian clear glass desert bowl by John Grinsell & Sons of Victoria Works, Birmingham. The silver plated rim, which has no loss of silver, is stamped by the maker. The piece dates from 1881-1919. The thick glass bowl is hand blown with a perfectly flat base. 11cm tall and 24cm in diamater and 1.7kg in eight. Excellent condition with no damage and just some light scratches to the middle of the bowl and age-related scratches to the base.