Savinelli's Autographs tend to be larger pipes - but the key word there is "tend". Lighter and handier examples do crop up now and then, and this bent Billiard is one of them. Though the bowl is tall and the chamber is deep, overall the composition is quite stocky, essentially pairing a bowl on par with Dunhill Group 5 Stack to a stem and shank combination a good deal stouter and shorter. The design is smooth and rather conservative, no plateau or flaring rims here, and fittingly complemented by the auburn finish and tasteful sterling silver band.
- Eric N. Squires