Italian Estates: Savinelli Fuoco Smooth Dark Brown (128) (6mm)

Product Number: 004-006-30618

Savinelli's "128" Billiard is one of the marque's larger interpretations of the shape chart standard, the tall bowl commanding much of the profile's visual weight — a signature approach within Italian pipemaking that's also a key aspect of Savinelli's immediately recognizable style. The bowl's prominence is further accentuated through the gradual taper of the arrow straight shank and stem combination. The "128" is notably longer and more muscular compared to the firm's "106" and "104" Billiards, while also being slightly stouter than their trim "107" design. This is an ideal choice for fans of classic shapes but desire a pipe with a bit more substance all around.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian artisan who might be best comparable to Hieronymus Bosch, if he can be compared to anyone at all; that is to say, though their subjects were quite different (Giuseppe specialized in portraiture), Arcimboldo also created works including parts complex, bizarre, and beautifully rendered, in a style so surreal one would hardly expect it from an artisan who lived so many centuries ago. Indeed, even though he's considered a Mannerist thematically, the stylization of his works stands out as completely unique among other contemporary artists even of the very same design school. It is in his honor that Savinelli fashions the Fuoco series, this pipe presented in a box bearing Arcimboldo's famous Fuoco, or Fire, which was created for the Hapsburgs as part of his famous four-portrait Four Elements series. Fitting to Giuseppe Arcimboldo's style of frequently setting his subjects against dark, shadowed backgrounds, Savinelli's Fuoco line is offered in three dark palettes: a deep, rich, auburn-tinged, almost smoldering, smooth walnut stain; an extremely dark and smoky, black-over-tan smooth stain; and a charming black-and-walnut rustication — all three styles adorned with bright metal accents.

- Jeffery Sitts

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CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Smoked, But Rather Clean

STAMPING:
SAVINELLI
FOUCO
(shield stamp)
128
ITALY
HAND
MADE
  • Length: 5.96 in./151.38 mm.
  • Weight: 1.63 oz./46.27 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.91 in./48.51 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 6mm
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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