Italian Estates: Gabriele Sandblasted Blowfish with Boxwood (Turtle)
Product Number: 004-006-23662
Given Gabriele's appreciation for nature and enthusiasm for emulating such forms in his work, it's not all that surprising to find this organic take on the Blowfish, rendered in a virgin sandblast. The shape itself focuses on asymmetry of line, lending the bowl an almost spiral-like aesthetic stepping down from the disc-like panel along the right flank. In contrast, he's left the left flank fully-rounded, making for a truly stimulating feel in hand. The crisp sandblast brings to light an array of rippling rings, and the virgin finish should take nicely to a patina with age and enjoyment. Condition is good, though there's some minor rim charring, mild chamber carbonizing, and the chamber is uneven from reaming.- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Charring Mild Chamber Carbonizing Chamber Uneven From Reaming
(Pipe Maker's Stamp)
- Length: 4.80 in./121.92 mm.
- Weight: 1.41 oz./39.92 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.10 in./27.94 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Blowfish
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy