If there ever was a neoclassical interpretation which elevated a traditional form from simple/functional to a true example of three-dimensional art - this might well be it. The bowl features a (base) Egg shape which has been compressed to such an extent that aspects of a Shield begin to come into play. In turn, the side-to-side hoplon of the bowl is visually reinforced by the bold, front-to-back emphasis of the shank. Take a peek at how the angle of the half-saddle mirrors the rim of the bowl - while still maintaining a perfect complement of flow with the remainder of the stem. I want this one-of-a-kind Eltang Snail grade to such an extent, I'm half tempted to sell a kidney in order to obtain it. That speaks volumes (I usually try to sell one of Andrew's).
R. 'Bear' Graves
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