Il Duca: Partially Sandblasted Rhodesian (B)
Product Number: 002-427-0390
This sort of Rhodesian is a signature of Max Rimensi, with its low-slung center of gravity, precise shaping, and smooth sense of flow from rim to bit. This example uses a more upright bowl, compared to some of his forward-canted numbers, suiting the more structured line of its shank, as well as the dual finish on its surface. Indeed, that finish is what's most eye-catching about the piece, a crisp and dark-stained sandblast dressing the lower bowl and shank, while a smooth polish and warm contrast dresses the rim, creating a dramatic contrast. It's neat work, and certainly an impressive take on something Max has revisited time and again.- Rachel DuBose
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.80 in./147.32 mm.
- Weight: 1.41 oz./39.92 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.01 in./25.65 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Partial Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy