Once I saw this beautiful bowl, I couldn't wait for it to be delivered. It came well-packed and in perfect condition. When I opened the box, the bowl was more beautiful than I had hoped. The hand-painted silver exterior has a very up-to-the-minute look. The inside is a shiny alabaster glass with a lovely translucence that makes it look like a very expensive piece. Really, it's one of my favorite pieces of decor, I love it! I am very satisfied with my purchase and would recommend Overtstock.