While the short and wide, chopped-top Rhodesian bowl is a theme we've seen from Caminetto enough times to grow familiar, here the Ascortis did go with something novel for the shank and stem. It's a spigot mount, that's not a mount. Rather, it's a band, with the shank-face left bare to show off a circle of polished and contrast-stained birdseye, which is also found both along the underside and, in great quantity, across the rim. A fittingly modern take on classic accent design, for a modern reinterpretation of a classic shape.
- Eric N. Squires