Il Duca: Sandblasted Nautilus with Silver (D)

Product Number: 002-427-0533

The Nautilus design isn't one seen frequently from Il Duca's Max Rimensi, so this rendition is especially appreciated. While Bo Nordh originated the shape, Max has exaggerated the form a bit here, with more scrolling and playfulness than seen in most other versions. Clearly a highly organic shape, the Dublin-like bowl flares toward a softly inflated rim that, when viewed from above, resembles a lens. The shank curls around itself multiple times, resembling the shell of a snail — an intriguing and memorable aspect that bespeaks Rimensi's skill as a carver. This piece is dressed in a crisp, dark sandblast, with the rim rendered smooth for textural diversity. Perhaps the most unique facet of this pipe is the trim, silver ring inlaid at the base of the military-style stem for a tasteful, elegant accent.

-Angela Robertson
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.01 in./152.65 mm.
  • Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.92 in./48.77 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.37 in./34.80 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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