Italian Estates: Rossi Vittoria (8804)
Product Number: 004-006-32263
Rossi's "8804" design, based on Savinelli's "804 KS" Canadian, is an impressively lengthy interpretation of the classic English shape — combining a soaring bowl to an extended oval shank, then paired to a comparatively shorter, tapered stem. The sides of the shank are accented by a pair of firm yet understated ridgelines that help give the shape a sturdy presence in hand while subtly contributing some extra textural diversity to the composition. The tall bowl caters well to the Italian marque's signature neoclassic approach to traditional shapes as the bowl garners much of the overall visual focus in relation to the shank and stem. This "8804" design is also notably a larger, bolder sibling to Rossi's "8802" Canadian, offering a more substantial take on the classic shape.
Rossi's Vittoria line is a no-nonsense series that prioritizes timeless traditionalism and a conservative presentation that draws focus to this pipe's line and form. Marked by a dark stain and rugged rustication, the Vittoria offers just the right amount of texture in hand. It remains balanced between traditional Italian and English pipe making styles — the rustication calling to mind the dramatic, extra-craggy finishes often seen throughout Italian pipe making, but the lighter depth hewing closer to the stately English aesthetic — with the dark palette and grooved surface hiding any handling marks this piece might pick up over the years.- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing
- Length: 6.07 in./154.18 mm.
- Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Canadian
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy