Radice: Clear 'Collect' Bent Dublin (N1) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-030-8207

Radice's Collect line comprises singular shapes from the Italian workshop, featuring non-standardized, Freehand-style shapes such as this bent Dublin. A robust pipe, this piece features a hearty build through the bowl which bespeaks its solidly neoclassical style, the bowl here taking up the majority of the composition's visual weight. Opposing the presence of the bowl, the shank and stem lift smartly out of a tight transition, the shank itself a trim stretch of tapering briar that's extended by a shimmering, deep purple acrylic fitment. The face of this accent undulates dynamically, and it marks the marriage of the shank to a demurely curved, tapering stem of matching acrylic. Up front, the bowl stands on a pronounced, rounded heel and grows massively thick walls which flare as they reach toward a broad rim crowned by a wreath of plateau. The aft portion of this bowl is paneled, creating a firm, rigid bit of structure that contrasts the more rounded build possessing the rest of the bowl. Dressed in the warm stain of the Clear finish, the bowl is wrapped with dense streaks of flame grain which flicker out from a basin of birdseye at the heel.

Luigi Radice was born in 1939 and began his career working with briar in 1961, finding employment at the venerable Castello workshop. While working for the now legendary brand, Luigi met Giuseppe Ascorti, and the two left together in 1968 to found Caminetto, where he stayed for 12 years, before departing to establish Radice in 1980. With help from his son, Gianluca, and his father, Paolo, Luigi began producing pipes in a striking neoclassical style which quickly amassed acclaim from enthusiasts of such stylized works. Luigi was later joined by his other son, Marzio, and the family-run workshop has since become known not just for their unique take on the neoclassical style of pipe making, but their singular accenting and finishing techniques.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.95 in./176.53 mm.
  • Weight: 4.60 oz./130.41 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.77 in./70.36 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.23 in./56.64 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 1.01 in./25.65 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.22 in./56.39 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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