Though the plateau-crowned Dublin is typically thought of as a Danish thing, the Italians have their own style as well, ones executed with a heavier, more voluptuous, even languid sense of line, form, and curve. This Castello Great Line is, without a doubt, a superb example of that style. The set of the transition lifts the bowl slightly, but much more subtly than is the Danish norm, giving it a proud posture while maintaining a bold heel. As for that shank and stem, their thickness and supreme softness of gentle curve and re-curve are pure Italian.
- Eric N. Squires