Italian Estates: Radice Clear Rhodesian (GG) (OP) (Luigi Radice) (1988) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-006-25620

Some pipes are best suited to simply being gripped, some to crooking between ring finger, index finger, and thumb, and some are best enjoyed by simply turning the palm upward, and holding them cradled — both to enjoy the extra contact with the mellow warmth of a thick-walled briar, and because they're so exceedingly wide that holding them any other way isn't necessarily a default position. This Radice Rhodesian, in case you hadn't guessed, is a case of the latter-most. Expansive across the wide rim, remarkable grain climbs from the double beadline up to the flattened rim, which is birdseye laden. Below the beadlines is more birdseye surrounding the bowl and centered on the heel. It's a shape that says "cradle me," though I doubt it would complain regardless of how you choose to hold it.

- Chuck Stanion
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CONDITION:
Unsmoked

STAMPING:
RADICE
CLEAR
Op GG
Luigi Rad (In Script)
Pipe makers stamp
1988
hand
made in italy
  • Length: 5.95 in./151.13 mm.
  • Weight: 3.20 oz./90.72 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.29 in./32.77 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.57 in./65.28 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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