Ser Jacopo: Smooth Bent Billiard (L1) (Maxima)
Product Number: 002-171-1913
It's pretty much standard formula in the Pesaro school to deviate from the standard formulas of the classic shape charts, and in particular to mix and match elements between one shape and another (and sometimes a third as well). In this case, what we find is either a big neoclassical Billiard mixed with a Belge, or a big neoclassical Billiard mixed with a Hawkbill... or a big neoclassical Billiard mixed with both a Belge and a Hawkbill. The touch of cant and the long, slight curve of the shank and stem say Belge, yet the stoutness and breadth of said curving elements suggests Hawkbill. And as for the bowl's form, it's unambiguously a big, generously capacious Billiard of traditional Italian style.
- Eric N. Squires