Italian Estates: Le Nuvole Sandblasted Liverpool with Boxwood (S2) (Cloud)

Product Number: 004-006-25558

Meaning "the clouds" in Italian the Le Nuvole brand was created by Maurizio Tombari in 1996 after the respected pipemaker enjoyed a career at both Mastro de Paja and Ser Jacopo. This lengthy Liverppol offering from Tombari is one of the most traditionally inclined pieces I've seen from the Italian artisan, a drastic departure from his whimsical Freehand designs and lithely bent shapes. Typically, Italian pipes are known for their robust size and dramatic proportions, but this piece retains a more classically English style with softer lines throughout. Finished in a low-profile sandblast, the bowl displays an abundance of ring grain with the textured peaks stained a lighter color. A pale ring of boxwood accents the shank end, standing out in stark contrast against the rest of the piece's dark color palette.

- Jeffery Sitts

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Measurements & Other Details

Minor Rim Darkening

(Cloud stamp)
  • Length: 5.88 in./149.35 mm.
  • Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.34 in./34.04 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Liverpool
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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