With winter steadily approaching and the seasons once again beginning to turn, it makes me more sad to know that this will be the last of Radice's Xmas Apple shapes, as they limit a theme's "generation" to only three years cycles. But hey, you can't expect a great thing to last forever, but we do have this wonderful piece to commemorate the passing of an exceptional series, as this Apple shape falls in the realm of textbook classic. A simple, very direct line runs throughout, swelling at the bowl, and forming a masculine, yet gentle profile. The uncompromisingly lively grain is bathed in a cool tan-and-walnut contrast, polished and smoothed flawlessly, lightened by a creamy portion of genuine antler.
With this level of craftsmanship and the addition of a briar and antler tamper, you could say Radice is ending this generation of the Xmas series on a very high note.