This is an interesting one, though, admittedly, Rinado designs quite typically are. Nonetheless, the triangular shank is presented in an unexpected manner, asymmetrically oriented with a flat to the right flank, and an edge along the left, and accented in sterling silver at the far end. The bowl itself displays plenty of curious variation too, being a Dublin form rendered with an oval cross-section, with the extra substance up front used to allow for a rolled-over bevel into the leading edge of the rim. Of course, the oval cross-section also makes for extra-broad flanks as well, which haven't been wasted when it comes to making the most of the briar's abundant flame grain.
- Eric N. Squires