Unusual behaviour when dropping a glass bowl?

When glass bowl is dropped onto a hard surface, if often bounces a few times before it finally smashes. As the kenetic energy of the bowl is much reduced on each bounce, this seems counter intuitive. (and quite disappointing when you are raising your hopes that it will survive). If I were to catch the bowl the bounce before it finally smashed (assuming I knew which bounce that would be), would I notice any visible damage? If not, would be bowl be in an invisibly weakened state?