This cinch-waisted, hour-glass figure style of Dublin is a signature of the Italian, and particularly Pesaro school. Oddly enough, despite being Italian, Pesaro-school pipemakers, this is only the second example we've ever seen of it from Rinaldo. It's a novel enough shape to begin with, but this rendition stands out in particular, being both quite high-rimmed, and very, very capacious of chamber. The distinctive form of the bowl is very pleasing in hand - notably different from your standard classics, while also very comfortable, not to mention, in this case, sublimely smooth.
- Eric N. Squires