Gabriele: Smooth Bent Egg with Boxwood (Whale)
Product Number: 002-533-0046
Gabriel's stamping (post 2009), isn't a grading system per se, though one can infer a good deal from a given stamp. A Whale stamp indicates a "smooth pipe of fine grain", and if that was the totality of maestro Dal Fiume's observations about this beauty, the carver possesses a modesty beyond reason. Smooth? Check. Fine grain? No, this is outstanding grain. Though he wouldn't be likely to follow any suggestion from me, I think Dal Fiume needs to create a "OK, this is a killer interpretation of a neoclassic" stamp (he already has a Nautilus for "A harmonic shape").
R. Bear Graves
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.64 in./143.26 mm.
- Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.12 in./53.85 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Egg
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy