Il Duca: Partially Sandblasted Bent Bulldog (B) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-427-0615

While Max Rimensi of Il Duca's portfolio includes many bent Bulldog shapes, this particular piece is a bit of an anomaly: It's rendered from briar, not morta, which is far more frequently seen from the skilled Italian carver.

The low-slung, broad-rimmed bowl is more rounded than typical Anglo-French versions, with the lifting heel and domed upper half of the bowl demarcated by a smooth, trim ring of lightly stained briar. Displaying a forward-urging profile along with a gradually lifting diamond shank and stem, this piece hints at the Eskimo design thanks to the squat bowl and high-set transition to the graceful, streamlined silhouette in back. The easy curvature and supple lines, along with a flowing rhythm nod to Danish influences, as does the dark, low-profile sandblast, save for the smooth briar wrapping the bowl, in this dynamic, minimalist pipe.

-Angela Robertson
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.42 in./137.67 mm.
  • Weight: 1.79 oz./50.80 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.70 in./17.78 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.92 in./48.77 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Bulldog
  • Finish: Partial Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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