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molten sculptural bowl

$135.00
Handmade
Recycled

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Take Root

This stunning, art glass vase seems to bridge different worlds: natural and manmade; earthy and refined; practical and otherworldly.

The base is the gnarled root of a gamal tree. Quick growing but relatively short-lived, gamal trees are used by farmers in Indonesia as live fencing. New saplings grow in to replace the older growth, and local artisans have discovered ways to use the intricate beauty of their roots.

Here, those roots are draped with a hand blown glass vessel, which takes on a unique, organic form as it cradles into the nooks and ridges of its new base. On its own, the piece is a striking, sculptural accent for any room, but it can be put to use as well. It provides an eye-catching setting for cut flowers or a one-of-a-kind wine decanter. Because of the nature of the materials, no two will ever be the same. Handmade in Indonesia.

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Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
24169
Made from
glass, reclaimed gamal wood
Measurements
Sizes may vary; 9.8" L x 11" W x 11.8" H - 11.8" L x 11.8" W x 11.8" H
Notes
Due to handmade nature and materials used, variance in shape and size is to be expected.
Care: hand wash glass bowl

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MOLTEN SCULPTURAL BOWL
 
4.5

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (41)
  • Unique (41)
  • Bright (10)
  • Durable (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (38)
  • Living room (34)
  • Office (24)
  • Kitchen (13)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (30), High-end shopper (12), Budget shopper (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (37), No (13)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (16), Other (11), Wife (9), Mother (6), Husband (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (16), Other (15), Birthday (7), Anniversary (4), Valentine’s day (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect gift!

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from Modesto, Ca

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fish Bowl
    • Gifts
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Office
    • Terrarium

    Comments about MOLTEN SCULPTURAL BOWL:

    I got this as a gift for a very difficult sister to shop for. She loves unique rustic peices in her home. The second I saw this, I knew she'd love it! To date this is the best gift she's ever been given! She sent me pictures & it's gorgeous. Perfect size for a beta fish or a terrarium for succulents. Needless to say I'm very happy with my purchase!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful and unique

    By 

    from Edmonds, WA

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Living Room

      Comments about MOLTEN SCULPTURAL BOWL:

      This is my second of these, and both are just beautiful. Each is different but each is lovely.

      Not only that, but when I asked them the wonderful people at Uncommon Goods were kind enough to send me the link to where I can get a bigger one than what they stock. I want a long one for my dining table, with the other two as accents on occasional tables. :-)

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful gift

      By 

      from Minneapolis, MN

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • Living Room
        • Office

        Comments about MOLTEN SCULPTURAL BOWL:

        I love how unique this gift is, along with the back story about the root piece. It was perfect for my man who loves trees, and the fact that each piece is totally unique made it even more special! So completely happy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Husband
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Anniversary

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        It's Beautiful!

        By 

        from Torrance, CA

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about MOLTEN SCULPTURAL BOWL:

          I immediately got a text that said "It's Beautiful, so unique". It was a hit for a family who has everything and is impossible to buy for.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not great, not horrible.

          By 

          from Lakeland, FL

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Unique

          Cons

          • Does Not Look Like Pictur
          • Glass Bowl Scratched
          • Too Small

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Kitchen
          • Living Room

          Comments about MOLTEN SCULPTURAL BOWL:

          When the product came in, I was very excited to see it and give it to my wife for Valentines Day. I opened it to make sure it was in tact and I found it to be small and the glass bowl was scratched from top to bottom on one side. I gave it to my wife and she likes it. We both agreed we can turn it to where the scratch is facing the wall so we didn't return it, we just lived with it. You definitely could NOT make this a fish bowl as it is way too small. We have ours empty because nothing really fits in it. It's still unique and has character but not all it's cracked up to be. Maybe we got the runt of the production run that week, who knows.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Wife
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Valentine’s Day

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Amazing Items together !

          By 

          from Wausau, WI

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Bright
          • Durable
          • Intrigue
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Kitchen
            • Living Room
            • Office
            • Quirky Addition

            Comments about MOLTEN SCULPTURAL BOWL:

            The woman who received this was surprised and she said ' How Cool ! '. The smile on her face and in her eyes was the best.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Everything was as expected. Overpacked with compressed stuffing but it is glass !

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Needs more info

            By 

            from Boston, MA

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                  Comments about MOLTEN SCULPTURAL BOWL:

                  Sent to my parents as a gift- they have since sent it back. Arrived as separate pieces with no info of where to attach or how. My dad said it was very unstable and did not feel safe putting it on a display shelf. Sent it back - not the kind of result you expect for a $150+ gift. Very disappointing not getting a "Thank You!" but a "How can we return this?" Kind of ruins the spirit of giving. Have never had this experience before or since.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Mother
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Anniversary

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  very unique

                  By 

                  from michigan

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Unique
                  • Unique Art

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Beta Bowl
                    • Gifts
                    • Kitchen
                    • Living Room
                    • Terrarium

                    Comments about MOLTEN SCULPTURAL BOWL:

                    I had wanted this for Christmas, but did not get. After Christmas I went online to order, but it was sold out. I was so bummed, luckily I was notified that it was back in stock so I immediately ordered it. Mine is much different than pictured, in that it has a very wide base part and the glass only sits on half of it. I almost sent it back since I loved the one pictured in the catalog, but decided to see if this one would grow on me. Happy to say it did.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Self
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love it!

                    By 

                    from Does Moines IA

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Conversation piece
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about MOLTEN SCULPTURAL BOWL:

                        I bought four of these as gifts. Each one was very unique. Three of them were larger in size. The fourth I ended up exchanging because it was much smaller. The replacement was more like the others size wise. They recipients loved them. It is the perfect gift for someone who has everything. They work with any type of room decor and are great conversation pieces.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Other
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

                        Comment on this review

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Visually rich

                        By 

                        from Woodside, Ca

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                              Comments about MOLTEN SCULPTURAL BOWL:

                              An interesting piece that could be used for several things - with colored stones or sand as a sculpture, a vase for cut or dried flowers, as a small fish bowl, or just unadorned. The glass bowl has a slight tint, perhaps a light sea green and molds around the gamal tree root in a manner the provides stability and security. An accidental bump won't knock this over. I gave it to my wife for Christmas and the next day she was at the florist. The one thing to note is that the bowl has two distinct wells of different height, which requires a bit of creative prep to balance all the stems should it be used as a vase. She quickly figured it out, pushed aside a long time favorite in our back window. The play of light on the wood, the glass, and the water make the piece work well with a great floral arrangement. I'm sure other uses would also be stunning. This is the third year in a row I have found something at the last minute that was the home-run gift for my wife. Don't buy this if you are concerned that the recipient will expect beautiful, unique, and visually stunning gifts in the future - this may be as good as it gets.....

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Wife
                              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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