Italian Estates: Gabriele Smooth Tomato (Snail)

Product Number: 004-006-10224

It took me a while to pin down just what this handy little Gabriele Tomato design reminded me of, flipping through our archives of Japanese artisans - I was at least pretty sure as to which shaping school it was influenced by. Eventually I gave in and held it up to Adam, who immediately said, "Tsuge." And he was right - the gesture and character of Tsuge's compact, lively little bent Pot was exactly right. Obviously Gabriele's put a lot more work into this individual briar, producing gorgeous displays of birdseye and flame grain, not to mention his use of a rounded Tomato bowl and a broader shank, but the same compact, lively sense of flow, and playful character of the shank and stem, remains pretty obvious.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

STAMPING:
{maker's mark}
Gabriele
{shell stamp}
ITALY

Condition:
4.9/5 Smoked, but rather clean.
  • Length: 5.21 in./132.33 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.37 in./34.80 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.14 in./28.96 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Tomato
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy

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