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
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