Pipe Tools & Supplies: Savinelli Leonardo Clavi Viola Tamper
Product Number: 001-545-0331
Savinelli's Leonardo da Vinci line began in 2007 with a tribute to his most famous portrait, the "Mona Lisa." It continued until 2015, each year marked with the annual release of a special edition shape as an homage to another of the master's great works. Each pipe in this series came nestled in its own special presentation box, complete with a handsome black and silver tamper, each bearing the corresponding motif or depiction of the year's theme, set in relief along the foot.
Savinelli now offers those distinctive tampers individually. This particular example shares its theme with the 2013 edition, which celebrated the "Clavi Viola," an instrument designed but never quite realized by da Vinci. The Clavi-Viola was an instrument designed, but never quite realized, by Leonardo da Vinci. A hybrid of the harpsichord and viola, it featured piano-like keys that controlled the motion of a horsehair bow. It was finally brought to life in 2005 by Edoardo Zanon and presented at the Discovery Times Square Exposition in New York in 2009.
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