Ashton: Sovereign Rhodesian with Silver (XXX)

Product Number: 002-006-2662

While I've been privileged to handle and describe several Ashton interpretations of shape chart standards and other time-honored designs, this Rhodesian is a particularly noteworthy piece. The English marque is renowned for their sandblasted finishes, the majority of their pipes featuring craggy blasts and striking color palettes through using brindled vulcanite stems. The Sovereign finish is decidedly more understated and reserved in comparison, dressing the stummel in a light stain that highlights the natural grain of each pipe. Such a finish is made even more stunning when paired with sterling silver accents, in the case of this offering. A broad band of silver graces the shank end while the rim features a silver rim cap which will protect the rim from any darkening or charring. It's a practical, yet attractive addition to an already magnificent piece.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.01 in./152.65 mm.
  • Weight: 2.30 oz./65.20 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.84 in./46.74 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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