Claudio Cavicchi: Brown Smooth Acorn with Silver

Product Number: 002-400-2141

This Acorn may not bear any of Claudio Cavichhi's prestigious "C" stamps, but that omission is really more of a statement about the meticulousness of his grading system than the quality of the piece itself. The grain here is simply fabulous and would make most artisan pipemakers extremely envious, but that's what sets Cavicchi apart from other carvers. Claudio is immensely talented at reading the grain orientation of each briar block, shaping it in such a way that the grain's potential is maximized. This offering features a towering, deep-chambered bowl up front and is undoubtedly the focal point of the entire composition. Said bowl wears its waistline high, a subtle ridgeline demarcating the inflated rim from the rest of the bowl. A mesmerizing sea of birdseye dominates the rim while a striking array of vivid flame grain dances all around the bowl's flanks. It's then brilliantly paired to a bright band of sterling silver wrapped around the base of the gently downturned stem — an accent we don't commonly see from Cavicchi but one that acts as the perfect complement to the superlative grain on display.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.13 in./155.70 mm.
  • Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.20 in./55.88 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.88 in./22.35 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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