Claudio Cavicchi: Brown Smooth Bent Apple (Perla) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-400-3008
Cavicchi's Perla designation is the Italian carver's second highest grade, proceeded only by the extremely rare Diamante grade. Cavicchi takes pain-staking efforts to ensure all of his pipes meet his exacting standards, and being something of a perfectionist, he rarely distributes pipes with a Perla or Dimanate grade, making this bent Apple a rare treat and something of an anomaly within the Italian artisan's portfolio. It's certainly a gorgeous design, and one that's exceptionally supple even given its robust build and Italian neoclassical proportions. It features a tall, hearty bowl that stands at the fore of an sweeping shank and a demurely curved saddle stem. The shank-and-stem arrangement provides a healthy bit of gesture to the shape's profile, while the bowl houses a respectably deep chamber within its contoured insulating walls. The vibrant Brown smooth finish dresses the stummel and highlights tight-knit strands of flame grain that rises across the bowl's flanks to a rim populated with birdseye. A stunning shape all around, this piece will surely become a cherished part of any pipe smoker's collection.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.96 in./151.38 mm.
- Weight: 2.60 oz./73.71 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.05 in./52.07 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Apple
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy