Gabriele: Smooth Bent Egg with Boxwood (Snail) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-533-0028

Gabriele is heavily indebted to natural forms when comes to his design inspiration, and so it shouldn't be much of a surprise that the humble, common (quite literally garden-variety), yet intricate little snail serves as the namesake of one of his penultimate grade. Fittingly enough, this particular example of that rarefied grade presents us with a design where a soft, smooth bowl form and a gentle, curving arch stand as prominent elements, along with a long, slim ridge of natural plateau, the craggy outline of which, in profile, appears like a harder, protective component in relation to the gentle bowl and shank.

When it comes to the aspects of the graining, well, they're simply beautiful, as expected. Likewise, as this was apparently a design Gabriele was aprticularly proud of, this briar also comes in its own special presentation box.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.40 in./137.16 mm.
  • Weight: 2.30 oz./65.20 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.26 in./57.40 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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