Italian Estates: Luigi Viprati Smooth Bent Egg (Four Clover)
Product Number: 004-006-9497
When Luigi Viprati makes an Egg, he crafts them with a profound minimalist aesthetic, concentrating on the shape itself: slimming down the shank to a sinuous line, and riding the piece of any and all superfluous excess. Here, he takes that to the extreme, giving us a pipe that holds very naturally in hand, with a smooth ridge running done the front axis of its sharply tapering, oval bowl. The shank and stem pierce the midsection, at a slight arc, not unlike the Hawkbill, the stem adding a bit of savory color to an otherwise subdued palette. The stamping reads a very welcome 'Four Clovers', ensuring you the some of the very best grain offered by Viprati.
Measurements & Other Details
L Viprati (in script)
(four clover stamps)
Condition: 4.5/5 Rim darkening, plus some heat crazing in the chamber.
- Length: 8.00 in./203.20 mm.
- Weight: 2.10 oz./59.53 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.23 in./56.64 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.90 in./22.86 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Egg
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy