This is what I'd call a sound example of a very Castello Bulldog. The bowl is extra-tall and plenty broad, yet is kept refined in style by a smooth and considerable taper from bead-lines to heel. That considerable height, and the positioning of the mass so close to the rim, is in turn balanced out by a very deep transition, followed up by a long, clean, streamlined and continuous taper of the shank and stem. Frankly, it's just a great bit of shaping, and when you throw in plenty of fine-stranded flame grain as well, things only get better.
- Eric N. Squires