Italian Estates: Savinelli Autograph Partially Sandblasted Bent Billiard (5) (6mm) (Unsmoked)
Product Number: 004-006-10460
Presented here in unsmoked, mint condition, along with its original presentation box and leather carrying pouch, is this Autograph bent Billiard. Handmade by the artisans at Savinelli, it's quite a novel rendition of the classic shape. Its bowl is as tall as any stack, yet maintains sturdy, balanced proportions with thick chamber walls, a slight cant, bold heel, and a stout elongated shank. Playing on the bowl's round, hand-filling curves, Savinelli's artisans chose to lend the shank an oval shape with sharp lines along the sides that dissipate into the base at the transition. For a bit of added charm, they added a panel along the underside from shank end to the heel — allowing this number to sit well on a flat surface. A gentle downward turn to the stem adds the final touch to the composition for a extraordinarily balanced, sinuous profile. For the finish, they chose a warm contrast stain and smooth polish to highlight this briar's abundance of tight flame leaping up around the bowl. It's a subtle touch, but notice the top of the shank end: a small partial sandblast adds a bit of rugged texture for contrast.
- Andrew Wike
Measurements & Other Details
Condition: 5/5 Unsmoked.
- Length: 6.57 in./166.88 mm.
- Weight: 2.50 oz./70.87 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.60 in./66.04 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 2.13 in./54.10 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.92 in./23.37 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 6mm
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Partial Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy