Savinelli: Fuoco Rusticated (606 KS) (6mm)

Product Number: 002-033-48308

While many designs on Savinelli's shape chart cater more toward traditional English and French shaping cues when compared to the bold, bowl-centric proportions of other Italian makers, the "606 KS" bent Billiard leans more heavily into that Italian neoclassic style. The bowl is full and robust, dominating the visual weight to leave the shank and stem in more slender, supporting roles. Hearty of chamber, it poses a proud comforting disposition as one of Savinelli's largest bent Billiard renditions, with only the "616 KS" presenting a more muscular profile through the shank. The "606 KS" offers a substantial feel in hand, and the lithe bend and angled shank make for an effortless clench when smoking hands free.

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.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.83 in./148.08 mm.
  • Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.97 in./50.04 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 6mm
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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