Italian Estates: Gabriele Smooth Bent Tomato with Boxwood (Snail)

Product Number: 004-006-10486

It took me a while to pin down just what this handy little Gabriele Tomato design reminded me of, flipping through our archives of Japanese artisans - I was at least pretty sure as to which shaping school it was influenced by. Eventually I gave in and held it up to Adam, who immediately said, "Tsuge." And he was right - the gesture and character of Tsuge's compact, lively little bent Pot was exactly right. Obviously Gabriele's put a lot more work into this individual briar, producing gorgeous displays of birdseye and flame grain, not to mention his use of a rounded Tomato bowl and a broader shank, but the same compact, lively sense of flow, and playful character of the shank and stem, remains pretty obvious.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

Shell Stamp
DG {circled}

4.85/5 Mild rim darkening.
  • Length: 5.05 in./128.27 mm.
  • Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.35 in./34.29 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.06 in./26.92 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.69 in./17.53 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Tomato
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy