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
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