Italian Estates: Radice Partially Rusticated Freehand with Boxwood (Luigi Radice) (2009) (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-006-37473
Within Radice's portfolio, the Freehand shape is one of the least commonly produced profiles, though this specific example showcases one of the Italian workshop's best-represented design elements: a hearty size. The dimensions here are striking, with over two inches of height at the bowl, as well as a breadth of nearly three inches. The feel in hand here is nothing short of commanding, with plenty of surface area for the fingers to appreciate and a vast, forward-urging heel covered with a craggy, plateau-like partial rustication. A wide transition leads to a slightly lifted shank that pushes out to meet a flared boxwood fitment at the junction to a demurely curved stem of tapering black acrylic. The rim here has received a similar treatment as the heel, and the rest of the pipe is covered in a vibrant auburn stain that reveals incredible birdseye throughout the majority of the stummel.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
IN ITALY 29
- Length: 6.44 in./163.58 mm.
- Weight: 5.76 oz./163.29 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.22 in./56.39 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.93 in./23.62 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.85 in./72.39 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Partial Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy