Italian Estates: Damiano Rovera Perla Smooth Paneled Pot with Silver Army Mount (OC)

Product Number: 004-006-8959

To watch an artist change up their style or sound after years of consistency is always liberating, as I'm sure it is for the artist. For a brand like Ardor, never being bound to convention is more than a philosophy, I dare say it's their company policy. But it seems rather unusual for a pipe maker Damiano (Rovera the younger), the man behind the "Fantasy" series, with well over fifty pipes in our archive, all fully embracing the serpentine curves of the Pesaro--with barely even one flat plane or sharp angle to be seen-- to carve such a completely architectural piece such as this. Roughly octagonal (unusual), bearing a utilitarian military mount (a first), and small to boot (very unusual), it could be said that this is a very special piece for him, whether done long ago or more recently--here, even if for an instant, Damiano stepped out of his comfort zone and yet success still followed.

-Seth Ellison

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STAMPING:
OC
DAMIANO {arched}
ROVERA {arched}
PERLA
ITALY
FATTA A MANO

Condition: 4.9/5 Smoked, but rather clean.
  • Length: 5.70 in./144.78 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Panel
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy

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