While the design here is fundamentally an American interpretation of a Danish approach to the Egg shape (American neo-Danish neoclassical?) the proportions at play also call to my mind, of all things, those chubby old Comoy's Authors that have such a collector following. Of course, the reason those vintage briars have such a following is that Comoy's happened to come with a shape that struck just the right balance between plumpness and poise, with just-so lines and form that made a stout shape which was anything but heavy, ungraceful, or stolid. And it's what Adam's done here too, albeit at a bit larger a scale than Comoy's did, and packed with beautiful flame and birdseye grain.
- Eric N. Squires