The English approach to freehand designs is, well, rather charming. They can't seem to quite bring themselves to go all-out, like the Italians or Danish; perhaps they consider doing so immodest. Instead you typically find a variation on, or combination of, classic shapes, maybe with a plateau rim for a dash of the scandalous.(Relatively speaking.) A particularly saucy piece, this Charatan's does indeed sport the provocative bit of exposed, natural plateau, perched atop a long and lean Stack/Poker cross-breed.
- Eric N. Squires