Savinelli: Fuoco Rusticated (111 KS) (6mm)

Product Number: 002-033-46828

A classically inclined, deep-chambered rendition of the timeless Billiard, Savinelli's "111 KS" is a bold take on the shape chart standard and is proudly Italian in its execution. The towering bowl commands much of the shape's visual weight, paired to a comparatively slimmer, round shank and tapered mouthpiece. The "111 KS" is closely related to the marque's "104" Billiard, with the primary difference being that this "111 KS" is slightly longer and contains more muscular proportions throughout. Such features are ideal for fans of traditional pipe designs who also prefer an arrangement that offers more chamber depth for longer smokes and a substantial presence in hand.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian artisan who might be best comparable to Hieronymus Bosch, if he can be compared to anyone at all; that is to say, though their subjects were quite different (Giuseppe specialized in portraiture), Arcimboldo also created works including parts complex, bizarre, and beautifully rendered, in a style so surreal one would hardly expect it from an artisan who lived so many centuries ago. Indeed, even though he's considered a Mannerist thematically, the stylization of his works stands out as completely unique among other contemporary artists even of the very same design school. It is in his honor that Savinelli fashions the Fuoco series, this pipe presented in a box bearing Arcimboldo's famous Fuoco, or Fire, which was created for the Hapsburgs as part of his famous four-portrait Four Elements series. Fitting to Giuseppe Arcimboldo's style of frequently setting his subjects against dark, shadowed backgrounds, Savinelli's Fuoco line is offered in three dark palettes: a deep, rich, auburn-tinged, almost smoldering, smooth walnut stain; an extremely dark and smoky, black-over-tan smooth stain; and a charming black-and-walnut rustication — all three styles adorned with bright metal accents.

- Jeffery Sitts

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.96 in./151.38 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.97 in./50.04 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 6mm
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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