This simple bent Billiard has been richly decorated with a frame work of silver-colored metal wire. (We aren't sure whether it actually is silver or not.) The rim and shank are banded, although the rim's is a leafy crown while the shank's bares a geometric pattern. A thick strip of the metal continues the shank band's pattern across the underside and up the front of the bowl to link with the rim's crown. In between, spirals of braiding ensnares the dark-stained briar.
- Christopher A. Huff