Ser Jacopo: 40th Anniversary Historica Smooth Calabash with Silver Cap (L2) (1) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-171-3493

Pioneering the Pesaro school of design, Ser Jacopo's work usually consists of pipes that are playfully and dramatically stylized, their looks immediately evocative of the powerful imagination and whimsy that went into crafting them. Their Historica line, though it hearkens back to older, more classic profiles, is still quite striking, as it takes these more subdued pieces and modernizes them, redefining them with modifications that include handsome silver work. For the workshop's 40th anniversary, Ser Jacopo has created this eye-catching Calabash in celebration, offering it in a variety of finishes, each with a broad, domed, rim cap of silver for an added dose of refined flash.

Giancarlo Guidi's goal in first crafting the Historica line was to develop his aesthetic in a mature, refined way by focusing on "Simplicity and harmony of proportion," searching for a "pure form" in his pieces. Combining this goal with that of his Pesaro-school designed pieces would, in my mind, result in something much like this Calabash, as it is able to harmoniously blend elements of both its namesake shape and the Pickaxe, with, perhaps, a bit of the Dublin thrown in as well. The bowl features a subtle flare from the heel to the rim, with the fore end given more of a sweeping upturn than the aft, offering a lovely place for the fingers to grasp. The aforementioned heel features a pronounced spur, dipping low just beneath where the tobacco chamber lies, and immediately reminding me of the Pickaxe before curving into the shank. A wide, open transition begins the shank, tapering quickly near the middle, a feature that visually widens the transition by nature of its consistent arc, before flaring to its end, terminating in an undulating face. The stem is quite thick, with a base that features a dramatic expansion that diminishes closer to the shank, nestling into a divoted area on the face. The stummel is dressed in a honey-blonde stain and finished smooth, its vibrant hues highlighting a stunning array of flame and straight grain around the bowl, all contrasted handsomely by the silver rim cap.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.10 in./154.94 mm.
  • Weight: 2.60 oz./73.71 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.60 in./66.04 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.04 in./51.82 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.90 in./22.86 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.01 in./51.05 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Calabash
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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