Italian Estates: Capitello Gotico Carved Bent Billiard (Two Column)
Product Number: 004-006-9505
This pipe maker seems to want to start his own branch of the Italian school, because there really is no lineage I can think of to trace it to - perhaps the Pesaro, only because of their whimsically "free" approach to shaping, but even then there is a documented history of stylization to draw from. Here, its almost like the artisan made a much firmer, more angled version of Savinelli's iconic "413". Regardless, the shape works, and does so beautifully with the addition of the "peeling" wax rustication - a feature sometimes used in brands like Radice - giving it the appearance of the ruins of the Puye Cliff Dwellings.
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Measurements & Other Details
(2 Column stamp inside oval)
MADE IN ITALY
Condition: 4.8/5 A few minor dings on the rim.
- Length: 6.20 in./157.48 mm.
- Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.22 in./56.39 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.91 in./48.51 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Carved
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy