Gabriele: Smooth Saturn Peach (Nautilus)
Product Number: 002-533-0119
Gabriele Dal Fiume is no stranger to variations on the Tomato shape, having explored the design on multiple occasions and consistently finding fresh ways to present the design. He named this version for the flat peach variously described in English as Saturn Peach or Donut Peach. The Italian carver often experiments with the tomato's proportions, finish, and accenting materials to make each one boldly unique. Here, Gabriele has crafted one of his most straightforward renditions to date, highlighting his creativity and top notch craftsmanship. Free of any accenting adornments, this offering relies solely on its superb grain, supple curves, and precise line work. The low-slung bowl features a broad, gently inflated rim up top, with its slightly concave orientation creating a heart-shaped silhouette when viewed in profile. The transition is neatly tucked underneath the chubby, protruding rim and gives way to the gradually flaring shank. From the smoker's perspective, the shank noticeably utilizes a hint of asymmetry as its subtle ridgelines merge into the bowl seamlessly, creating some Danish-style cheeking around the transition.
In terms of grain, this piece puts on a spectacular display and uses the bowl's high-set waistline to demarcate the stummel's grain patterns. Whorls of birdseye dominate the rim while below, lively streaks of flame grain dance around the bowl's plump flanks. Gabriele has tastefully dressed the stummel in a rich, alluring auburn contrast stain, expertly complemented by the red and black colors of the softly downturned cumberland mouthpiece. Simply a stunning piece from the Italian artisan and more than worthy of his prestigious Nautilus stamp — Gabriele's highest designation.- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.51 in./139.95 mm.
- Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.10 in./27.94 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.21 in./56.13 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Tomato
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy