Il Duca: Smooth Apple (C)
Product Number: 002-427-0377
With Pot-like proportions, this straight Apple from Massimiliano Rimensi houses a broad chamber within a squat, thick-walled Apple bowl. The bowl's almost imperceptible forward cant lends some extra definition to the heel and provides an added firmness in hand, with the slender shank offering more visual weight to the bowl's rotund stature. Said shank, while not quite of pencil scale, is certainly diminutive and makes for a pronounced transition with hints of cheeking. Max has done superbly to craft this Il Duca piece in accordance with the natural array of the briar's grain: sweeping striations of flame grain comprise the vertically oriented facets of the piece, while birdseye flecks the rim and heel as well as the shank's top and bottom. It's all, then, wrapped up in a vibrant, natural-hued contrast stain, showing off everything this piece has to offer.- Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.15 in./130.81 mm.
- Weight: 1.18 oz./33.57 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.15 in./29.21 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Apple
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy