Claudio Cavicchi: Smooth Elephant's Foot with Spalted Beechwood (CCCCC) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-400-3309
While Claudio Cavicchi's portfolio is composed primarily of Italian neoclassic renditions, he's also known to throw in the occasional, Scandinavian-inspired piece, from the iconic Horn design to this Elephant's Foot (both shape's originating from Swedish carver Bo Nordh). Flanked by crisp panels, the fore of this piece bulges plumply, resting firmly in the palm, while the fore tapers toward the pointed heel in profile. Though the shape is rooted in the Danish tradition, Cavicchi has rendered it here in his conventional Italian proportions, offering up loads of chamber depth and sturdy, insulating walls surrounding. Also typical of Claudio's work, this CCCCC-graded piece is a grain-lover's dream — the panels display vivid cross grain patterns, and the fore is a storm of birdseye. Accented with a flaring piece of spalted beech wood at the shank end, the ferrule's inky-black grain nicely complements the stummel's honey-blonde stain.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.82 in./147.83 mm.
- Weight: 2.22 oz./63.05 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.34 in./59.44 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy