While, in my observation, in the minority, I know that there are some gents out there who aren't totally enamored with the L'Anatra 'mascot', and I absolutely love the little fellow. To those few, respectfully, I would like for you to rethink your position. Whether as a beloved bath toy of your youth, the breathtaking aerial formations which mark the change of seasons, hell, as 'Peking duck', everybody loves ducks in some form or another! In this case, I just fell in love with 'Duck a L'orange'
Mas & Andrea have created one of the finest straight Apples which a collector could hope for. The bowl and shank could serve as a templates and the delicious elongation feels completely intuitive. With that generous sterling on the mount, scads of windswept grain and birdseye on the bowl, and your little pal swimming on a lake of onyx, how could you possibly resist?
--R. 'Bear' Graves