Ardor: Urano Ninfea Blowfish with Silver
Product Number: 002-004-1871
I'll admit to being partial towards Ardor's Ninfea pipes. I favor smaller briars, and because their defining feature is a particular style of slender silver mount, Ninfea's are, as a rule, the smallest Ardors around. On top of that, and despite being their most diminutive creations, the Roveras make these things in a big, big spectrum in terms of both shapes and finishes. Indeed, there are only one or two specific shapes that I've seen repeated. In this case, they present us with a shape you don't often see from Italian pipemakers in general: the Blowfish, which originated in the Danish school and has become predominately the territory of Japanese artisans.
- Eric N. Squires
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.17 in./131.32 mm.
- Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Blowfish
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy