This shape is regal in posturing, melding the arched stem and shank of the Hawkbill, with the angular bevel shape of the of the Bulldog, and the shelled, more conical bowl of the Acorn. The shape is just as alluringly enigmatic, but the grain patterning on this Triade bent Acorn, is so ravishingly beautiful, it's really hard for me to concentrate on anything else. It's so multifarious, the strands begin to bewitch your perceptions, creating tangible images within the layers. Is that the El Greco-esque face of Mary Magdalene somberly peering out from from the folds of a cloak, I see, in the birdseye of the rim? Like water pouring onto a stone, the grain on the eye-shaped rim, ripples and dissipates, cascading down the smooth exterior of the bowl, converging at the base in swirls of watery birdseye.