The proud, sweeping profile of this J&J bent Dublin design makes for a fine way to frame some lush flame grain, and that is, of course, just what they've put it to work doing. However, while the striking silhouette and the beautifully contrasted strands of flame might be the most obvious elements at play, it's the rim that's really caught my attention. At first glance, you may notice this very gestural design terminating its sweep and thrust in a rugged crown, a common feature of Danish freehand Dublins. And yet, it's only the very edge of the rim where they've left the natural plateau, allowing it to accent the shape's profile, while smooth-polishing the inner surface to show off the underlying birdseye.
- Eric N. Squires