Yes, the shading on the apple really is that bad on the real bowl. When I was growing up, my family had an old cabin that they had purchased furnished in 1940/50 cabin kitsch style. It included this enormous bowl covered with partially-identifiable ceramic fruit painted all sorts of improbable colors. Many years later, when my parents sold that cabin, my mom asked me if I wanted that bowl. I said yes as that bowl had lots of memories attached. My mom is a warm and generous person, but not very sentimental about "things". When she left the cabin for the last time, she did so without the bowl. She was devastated once she realized what she had done, and spent the next couple of years searching for the perfect replacement bowl. This was the closest she could come to. It's not the same, but still I'm left wondering just what is that red blob on the right hand side. And that green one is probably an unripe cantalope, but I can't be sure. But it does have that kitschy, quirkiness about it that is fun.