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
Measurements & Other Details
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