The original Magritte work this shape was inspired by was rendered with an unsual swirling-paint-dob technique, leaving the late Giancarlo with a lot of wiggle room as far as summoning up the specifics of the design from his own imagination. Clearly, that's just what he ended up doing. The cinched waist, flared rim and underside, tight transition and distinct shank make for quite an eye-catching composition, accented with a silver band bearing seven of Magritte's signature flying doves. This also happens to be an example of the pretty uncommon combination of a Picta-series design and the Albus et Niger, or "White and Black" finish.
- Eric N. Squires