Italian Estates: Ser Jacopo Partially Rusticated Bulldog (Maxima) (R2)

Product Number: 004-006-9978

Produced between 1982 and 1997, this is classic Giancarlo Guidi and classic Ser Jacopo. Guidi had done more than any other Italian pipe maker to solidify the neo-classicism that now pervades Italian pipe design, especially the strain that dominates what we now describe as the Pesaro School. With this piece, the shape seems superficially similar to the classic English bulldog, but there's a whole lot more going on here. The slightly elongated shank and stem are paired with a very interesting take on the bulldog bowl. The top portion, above the double beading, predominates in the composition and the transition from the bottom portion below the beading and the shank is handled beautifully.

-- R. 'Bear' Graves

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STAMPING:
MAXIMA
R2 {in a circle}
PER ASPERA
AD ASTRA
Ser Jacopo {in script}
FATTA A MANO
In ITALIA

Condition: 4.85/5 Minor rim darkening.
  • Length: 6.36 in./161.54 mm.
  • Weight: 2.60 oz./73.71 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.30 in./58.42 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.08 in./52.83 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.88 in./22.35 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.20 in./55.88 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bulldog
  • Finish: Partial Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy

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