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– Aristotle

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From September 12 – 30, 25% off Savinelli Otello pipes

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COLIN'S BLOG: ACROSS THE COUNTER

Colin Wesley - always ready to chat .... across the counter!

The Gentle Art of Smoking.

Alfred Dunhill coined the phrase, but it has been the Savinelli pipe makers who have taken this to heart, by using their skills in the art of pipe making to pay tribute to a list of great Italian artists.

We have had
the “Leonardo” collection of 8 pipes over 8 years: “La Giaconda - Mona Lisa”, “Il Cavallo -The Horse”,
“Flight - Ala Battente”  “Studi sulla Luce - Study in Light”, “La Bombarda - Cannon”, “Autoritratto – Self Portrait”,
Clavi Viola “– a form of Harpsichord and "Uomo Vitruviano" – The Man

the Venere “Birth of Venus” pipes as a tribute to Botticelli
Fuoco (Fire) inspired by the painting “Il Fuoco” by Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Now we have the “Otello” pipes which offer you a tribute to Giuseppe Verdi who had retired after scoring “Aida” and had to be cajoled out of retirement to score the music for Otello. Even then he took several years to complete this masterpiece. Shakespeare may have penned the play Othello, but Verdi put the music to the Italian version, for us all to enjoy.

Savinelli Smoking Pipe – Otello RangeSavinelli writes about the aim of the series:

We chose a famous and strong character for this pipe with a stem specifically drawn: a single piece, with a ring high on the shank that hovers as a swift tail toward the bit. A little silver color ring separates the stem to the pipe, giving it the importance it deserves

Finishes: smooth natural, and rusticated black.

The Otello pipes all have clean lines. Like many works of art they are not cluttered up with frivolous, distracting embellishments. They are strong, elegant Italian shapes derived from the classic English originals: Bent-Billiard, half bent Pot, Prince, Cognac and Rhodesian.
The Natural honey-brown, smooth finish pipes show the clean bowls to perfection, with plenty of hard briar.
The Black Rusticated finish shows perfectly layered rings, which bring a uniform appearance to each pipe. As usual it is the quality of the briar and workmanship that makes Savinelli pipes consistently exceptional.

We really enjoyed selecting these pipes, and at the “special” prices we were offered at one of our meetings with the Savinelli people, we couldn’t resist buying them. But at these special prices stocks were limited.

Otello Natural Smooth – Normal price R2800.00, our special price R2100.00
Otello Rusticated Black – Normal price R2400.00, our special price R1800.00

Your discount: We offer these to you at 25% off the already reduced prices.
Too good to be true?
Nowe are fortunate to be able to visit Savinelli and take advantage of these specially reduced trade prices.

The Offer:

From September 12 – 30, 2020
25% off Savinelli Otello pipes

You can trust Savinelli – under his innovative finishes there is well-cured briar and excellent workmanship.

Colin Wesley

No.479 September 5-23, 2020

You can read previous articles from “Across the Counter” in The Archives Library.

Otello Natural Smooth – Normal price R2800.00, our special price R2100.00
Otello Rusticated Black – Normal price R2400.00, our special price R1800.00

Savinelli writes about the aim of the series:

We chose a famous and strong character for this pipe with a stem specifically drawn: a single piece, with a ring high on the shank that hovers as a swift tail toward the bit. A little silver color ring separates the stem to the pipe, giving it the importance it deserves

Savinelli Smoking Pipe Otello Natural Smooth

 

Shape 315

Model 315 KS is a semi-bent model known as Prince. It has slender and elegant lines with a rounded bowl shape. A pipe with the a refined style.

 

Savinelli Smoking Pipe Otello Natural Smooth

 

Shape 645

Model 645 KS has an inner spacious burning chamber.
The conic bowl with a rounded shape gives the pipe a very elegant aspect.

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Savinelli Smoking Pipe Otello Natural Smooth

 

Savinelli Smoking Pipe – Otello RusticShape 321

Model 321 is an Author with regular dimension, small version of model 320 KS, half-bent. Its rounded shapes and the absence of edges make the hold extremely pleasant.

 

 

Savinelli Smoking Pipe – Otello Rustic


Shape 121

Model 121 KS is a semi-bent Pot style pipe. One of the most classical style which comes from the well-known Billiard ones. The flattened and cylindrical bowl boasts a low burning chamber with good capacity. This model ends with an elegant saddle stem which perfectly welcomes the light bend.

Savinelli Smoking Pipe – Otello Rustic

 

Shape 614

Model 614 belongs to the classic Billiard style. As you can see, it is surely the model with the most pronounced bend. The bend is so sharp which requires different more passages during the finishing. An extraordinarily elegant model not advised to less expert smokers.



Your discount: from September 12 – 30, we offer these to you at 25% off the already reduced prices.From September 12 – 30, 2020

 

 

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