Claudio Cavicchi: Smooth Barrel with Silver (CCCCC) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-400-3120

A rare shape from Claudio Cavicchi, this Barrel is only one of a very few such designs we've seen from him, making this a most welcome presentation. The tall bowl boasts stout proportions, with a subtle taper seen above the mid-set transition, along with a flattened heel, enabling it to sit sturdily. The deep bend and high-kicking shank-and-stem arrangement offer a proportional balance in addition to promoting a comfortable smoking posture and rather sleek profile. The Italian artisan has dressed this in one of his light, honeyed stains, earning a full five "C" stamps for its quality shaping and grain orientation, with a dense array of flickering flame grain wrapping around the entire bowl, framed by clusters of birdseye at the rim and heel. Further commending this intriguing pipe is a generous band of silver, the Barrel shape and infrequent use of the gleaming adornment contributing to the unusual character of this piece.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.45 in./138.43 mm.
  • Weight: 2.40 oz./68.04 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.25 in./57.15 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.86 in./21.84 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Poker
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy