Savinelli Autograph: Autograph Smooth Bent Dublin Sitter (000) (6mm)

Product Number: 002-790-0757

Now this is a treat indeed: a "000" graded piece from Savinelli's Autograph line. For those who do not know, the grading of Autograph pipes ranges from "3" at the lowest end, to "Extraordinaire" at the highest, the latter denoting exceptionally rare pieces that must be free from all blemishes and shaped to incredibly exacting standards. The "000" grade is the second highest of these gradings, and, to date, we have only received one other new example, making this highly stylized and organically inclined bent Dublin quite the rarity. Sitting proudly on its flattened heel, this piece instantly gives me the impression of a flower bursting forth from the ground, with the high kicking shank and stem acting as a drooping vine that shoots out from the blossoming bud of the bowl. The posture of the shank and stem, too, place it in a nearly perfect position for smoking, leaping out of the bowl in a transition that looks strikingly like that of a Cherrywood. There is a distinct check-mark like line that this piece follows, and, as such, it is possessed of a palpable momentum and dynamism that urges the entire composition forward, as if it were moving even while sitting still. The rim and the shank face are covered in dense plateau that enhances the organic feel of the pipe, and the briar is dressed in a light, honeyed mahogany stain, revealing tight striations of angel hair-thin flame grain on all sides, with visible growth rings popping out on either flank.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.84 in./148.34 mm.
  • Weight: 2.50 oz./70.87 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.23 in./56.64 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.87 in./22.10 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 6mm
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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