American Estates: Randy Wiley Smooth Rhodesian (11) (1992)

Product Number: 004-009-12168

Without the precise double bead lines near the top of the bowl, this Rhodesian from Randy Wiley would be an Apple. It's interesting how such small shaping cues can alter a shape. This piece has remarkable vertical grain encircling the bowl in fine strands, with dense birdseye on the generous rim. Grain like that, especially on such a well-shaped smoking instrument, deserves something more, and Randy has fitted the shank with a 14k gold-plated band. The transition from bowl to shank leavesgreat shaping around the bowl, maintaining its rounded form as only professionals can execute. The chamber has a bit of unevenness from reaming, and there's a small ding on the rim, along with some rim darkening, but in my opinion it has so much going for it that thoses issues are hardly noticeable.

- Chuck Stanion

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CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Small Ding On The Rim Chamber Uneven From Reaming

STAMPING:
WILEY
(Pipe Maker's Signature)
92
HANDMADE USA
11
  • Length: 5.51 in./139.95 mm.
  • Weight: 1.92 oz./54.43 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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