Gabriele: Smooth Bent Egg with Boxwood (Whale)

Product Number: 002-533-0046

Though a relative newcomer to describing Gabriel Dal Fiume pipes, perhaps a year or so, I have already seen many pipes from the Italian maestro which I have found incredibly attractive (ok, almost all). I have found a few which have stolen my heart (perhaps 20%, lust is always predicated on a given individual's hot-buttons). Now I encounter this impossibly alluring Whale stamp bent Egg, and the target of my weekend stalking schedule has changed forever — or at least until it sells.

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

Loading the player ...


Similar Pipes

Your Price

We are sorry, but this pipe has sold. Look below to find similar pipes.

Ask a question about this product.

The pipe you see is the pipe you receive. Click here to see our photography process.

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

Recently Viewed