Super yummy, light, and sweet, Cottage Loaf apparently always comes in this shape--a bit like a tureen (except the lid doesn't come off), or maybe more like a loaf that's wearing a hat. Either way, I approve. Wikipedia says that it's supposed to resemble a cottage. I've not really BEEN to a cottage, per se, but I'm willing to suspend my disbelief.
NB: This bread stands up to Adam's crunchy peanut butter beautifully.
(Since this is an English bread, I figured I could get away with the NB.)