Gamboni: Sandblasted Lovat (Hole in One) (16)

Product Number: 002-575-0018

The style of some artisans' pipes take take a little time to grow on you. Others just strike a certain appeal at first glance. Gian Gamboni's, for me at least, were very much a case of the latter. His contrast stains are wonderfully bold, even on sandblasts like this, and his shaping presents a curious combination of Paolo Becker and, I suspect, Russian (particularly Yashtylov) influences. While not as delicate of shank as those ultra-fine stemmed Billiard variants Paolo was making some years ago, this Gamboni presents a similar elegant play between the proportions of the bowl and everything that follows it, while still retaining a sound aesthetic balance - not to mention a simply lovely flow.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.89 in./149.61 mm.
  • Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.07 in./52.58 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.94 in./49.28 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Lovat
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy