The red coral dot on this bodacious-sized, curvacious beauty indicates that it was produced between 1982 and 1997, and the shaping would be consistent with the older side of the scale. One has to give Giancarlo Guidi, the late founder of the Pesaro school of pipe carving and the former owner of Ser Jacopo, his "props". The man's sense of style is as good as his drilling, and his drilling is fantastic! How fantastic? Looking at that deep of a bend, would you believe it passed the pipe cleaner test, with only the slightest of twists?
--R. 'Bear' Graves