I saw this bowl being used to collect raffle tickets at Ludlow Food Festival last year and decided on the spot that I had to have one! Found one via Amazon and it arrived quickly and in one piece. It is a very large bowl, so very practical for making larger recipes. The only slightly negative remark I can make is that it doesn't seem as thick as some of these types of mixing bowls I have used before, but then again, if it were, it would be incredibly heavy. Nonetheless, it can still cope with being battered by a hand-held electric whisk, and I love using it as it's so pretty! When not in use it stays on top of my kitchen cupboard - things this pretty should never be put away behind doors!!