Gabriele: Sandblasted Acorn with Bamboo (Turtle)

Product Number: 002-533-0105

Highly organic and sweeping of profile, this bent Acorn from Gabriele Dal Fiume does well to represent the Italian artisan's Danish-like aesthetic. The shank here is extended by four knuckles of dark bamboo, curling lithely into the trim shank and flaring transition. It makes the bowl appear to inflate from out of the S-curve, reminiscent of a perched bulb or bulbous, hanging fruit. With it's high-set waistline and genteel under-curve, the bowl tilts forward slightly and fills the palm ever so comfortably. Gabriele has oriented the grain stunningly too — a band of straight grain wraps the middle of the bowl, aligned perfectly with its forward-urging posture to leave dimples of birdseye above and below. Underneath the straight grain, though, climb tight-knit ripples of ring grain. Dressed in one of Fiume's signature, bengal contrast stains, deep red hues intersect with dark brown for a striking color palette that matches well with the cumberland stem out back. It's a piece full of supple lines and organic charm, the chamfered rim, disc-like saddle stem, and bamboo knuckles providing accenting doses of textural rigidity.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.13 in./155.70 mm.
  • Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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