Italians enjoy their Billiards with a bit of heft too them. Well, okay, they like them big and beefy, like this Ascorti. The bowl is tall with a deep chamber and no sacrifice of wall thickness or rim. The bowl transitions smoothly into its stout bent shank. And on the outside, the warm finish shows off amazingly long streaks of sweeping flame grain surrounding the bowl.
- Christopher A. Huff