This is a straight, simple classic done in textbook Italian manner. That means the bowl is larger and deep in proportion to overall length, its form more cylindrical and bolder at the heel, and that the shank and stem are stouter. Altogether it makes for a handsome look and a particularly sturdy feel, not to mention a bit of extra chamber. And as the "Stand Up" name suggests, this Brebbia sits with aplomb.
- Eric N. Squires