Tinsky draws from a mix of sources, which is clearly evident in this piece. The simple yet refined shape recalls the constraint of English, but with Italian proportioning, specifically the more extreme bowl to shank ratios found in the Pesaro school. What perhaps led to this particular stylistic decision, may be a matter of circumstance within the briar. You see, upon close inspection you'll notice a very small flaw underneath the creased shank, which apparently Tinsky tried to shave off. That's my theory, but it didn't prevent him from making the most of the situation.
The real eye-catcher here, however, is the veritable explosion of flame grain hitting the front flank, with embers of birdseye seemingly trailing off into an afternoon sky.