Italian Estates: Mastro de Paja Rusticated Bent Rhodesian

Product Number: 004-006-9450

The Rhodesian is a shape definition pipemakers often take creative liberty with, creating a myriad of compositions that bear little resemblance to the original Bulldog variant, beyond having a rounded shank and a bead-line or two somewhere on the bowl. That is exactly the case with this particular example: broad-rimmed, and highly perched, it neatly tapers down to an easy-flowing shank and stem transition - a Rhodesian design that blends in elements of the Calabash, with a gesture seen in some Dublin variations. Mastro de Paja definitely took liberties here, but not without producing a shape that still appears as natural and well-balanced as the timeless canonical shape.

-Seth Ellison-

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Mastro de Paja(in script)

Condition: 4.65/5 Slight rim darkening, and the tenon end is chipped at the end.
  • Length: 6.00 in./152.40 mm.
  • Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.35 in./59.69 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.01 in./51.05 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy

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