I was delighted with the bowl when it came. Iit was securly packaged. When I took it out and placed it on the sink counter it looked great. The design is on the inside as well as the outside so you see it as you walk in. I looked at all the stores in my area and found nothing so unique and the price is much lower than the more ordinary bowls displayed in the stores. If you like the look of it here, get it. It is better than the picture.