This footed bowl of squat globular form is cut and engraved in the manner of jade. The body is divided in eight arched pillars, which are cut with an alternating pattern of a dragon and flowers. The company of Stevens and Williams in Stourbridge, England, was the only serious competitor to Thomas Webb and Son in the production of "Rock Crystal" glass. The firm introduced the style a year later than their rival, with the first record of the term "rock crystal" dated December 1, 1879. The cutting of the bowl is typical for the artistic and technical finesse of the master craftsman John Orchard. His skills rivaled those of William Fritsche and Frederick Engelbert Kny, highly skilled Bohemian craftsmen who were employed by Thomas Webb and Son.