Italian Estates: Rossi Vittoria Bent Billiard (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-006-33311
Though devoid of shape stamp, this is Rossi's "8677" design: a bent Billiard with a supple, Brandy-like taper toward the rim. It's a compact yet full-bodied take on the classic English shape and corresponds to Savinelli's "677 KS." Per the Italian marque's shaping conventions, Rossi has elaborated on the standard design, adding mass to the base and transition with extra height and taper lent to the bowl, all paired to one of their signature triangular shanks. With plenty of chamber but in a convenient overall size, this "8677" maintains a traditional profile imbued with just enough accenting touches to make it the distinctive work of Rossi.
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
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.27 in./133.86 mm.
- Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.91 in./48.51 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy