Gamboni: Sandblasted Rhodesian (Hole in One) (52)
Product Number: 002-575-0028
How to sum up Gian Maria Gamboni's style? I'd go with Paolo Becker meets the latest wave of Russian artisans, and frequently dressed in the kind of muted-tone, quietly lovely, contrast-stained sandblasts you find in the work of Maigurs Knets. Sum that itself up and it leaves you at simply "beautifully eclectic". His pipes are charming Bohemians, of a sort. As it so happens, after Maigurs it is Gian's work that most frequently reminds me of the kind of easy, organic beauty of line and form, and richness of palette of the Art Nouveau movement; and who is the most revered artist of the Belle Epoque than Alphonse Mucha, a Czech who led a pretty Bohemian life, and created art with a Bohemian appeal? (Originally he was from the Morovian region, granted.)
And frankly, if I saw a Gamboni pipe being held by some beautiful lady or another from one of Mucha's paintings, it would look right at home. The colors, the contrasts, the delicate transitions and curious forms; these pipes are works of art themselves.
- Eric N. Squires
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: 5.65 in./143.51 mm.
- Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.37 in./34.80 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.29 in./32.77 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.20 in./55.88 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy