Italian Estates: Savinelli Opera (104) (6mm)

Product Number: 004-006-30615

Savinelli's "104" shape designation corresponds to a Billiard design that showcases the Italian pipe making tradition's approach to classic English and French shapes. The basic Billiard form is maintained in the rigid, upright bowl; however, the proportions have been slightly altered as the shank and stem are a touch more slender and the bowl a tad taller. It makes for a dramatic visual effect and draws more attention to the bowl, while still preserving the shape's streamlined look in profile. The "104" also presents a trimmer alternative to the firm's more robustly proportioned Billiards, such as the "101" and "141 KS," while not sacrificing anything in terms of chamber depth. This particular examples is presented as part of the Savinelli's Opera line, which offers a slightly more reserved version of the dress pipe — compared to the ebony-and-silver color palette of the traditional dress aesthetic. In the Italian marque's series, pipes wear a dark, dark stain, but are accented subtly and tastefully by trim rings of natural-finished briar along the shank end, with this piece being slightly faded of finish but displaying its grain in a slightly lighter, walnut hue.

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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Small Dings Around The Bowl

STAMPING:
SAVINELLI
OPERA(script)
(shield stamp)
104
ITALY
  • Length: 5.68 in./144.27 mm.
  • Weight: 1.31 oz./37.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: 6mm
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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