My husband and I looked at vessel sinks for weeks before finding this one on Overstock. It is a great deal, most glass bowls are selling for well over $100.00 in our area, so finding a glass bowl that looks this great and is under $90 was a steal! It is also very sturdy, my nephews wanted to play with it (without us knowing) and it stood up to 8 year old hands! As some of the comments mention, it is painted on the outside, then forged, so the outside is rough with brush strokes and the inside is smooth. It looks fabulous!