Given the late Giancarlo Guidi's love for art, it should be little surprise that he was familiar with Pacioli's De Divina Proportione, and as fate would have it, this special Ser Jacopo series, inspired by the idea of applying the Golden Ratio to pipe design, would be one of the Pesaro school founder's last great projects.
But the third example we've seen from this series, this briar is presented in the form of lovingly balanced Billiard form, the lines and proportions producing a markedly elegant silhouette, despite the "Maxima" worthy scale of it all. Deep-chambered, gorgeously grained and handsomely finished, easy in hand and a simple delight of a design, even by Ser Jacopo standards this is an exceptional creation.
- Eric N. Squires
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