My first impression of this Ardor design was pretty much that it was akin to a Peterson "Bell" style Dublin/Calabash, as one might appear somewhere during the course of Alice's adventures in Wonderland. It is, that's to say, a whimsical reinterpretation of an already rather whimsical design. Still, all this does make for quite an interesting bit of character, and the end result is both noatural in hand, and very
deep of chamber.
- Eric N. Squires