Savinelli: Fuoco Rusticated (101) (6mm)

Product Number: 002-033-48912

Savinelli's "101" Billiard is a muscular take on the shape chart standard — undeniably Italian in its execution, evidenced by the robust bowl and firm heel underneath. Such shaping cues call to mind the marque's "141 KS" Billiard, only here, the bowl of the "101" has a much stouter appearance due to the shank being considerably thicker, continuing the hearty precedent set by the bowl. This piece is also one of the shortest Billiards offered by the Italian firm, making it a substantial pipe that houses a good bit of chamber, while still being easily manageable and relatively compact.

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: 5.67 in./144.02 mm.
  • Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.99 in./50.55 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 6mm
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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