Italian Estates: L'Anatra Smooth Duck's Head (One Egg) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-006-31508

L'Anatra's Duck Head shape is a quaint and attractive shape that seems to draw inspiration from the Zulu shape, its forward canting bowl and wavering underside, which falls a bit short of being bent, evidencing this. The most distinguishing element of this shape's design, however, is its pronounced, bulbous heel, carrying a bowl with tall walls and a spacious chamber. The rim displays an undulating, natural plateau, contrasting the smooth finish on the rest of the stummel whose auburn stain highlights a dense flame grain structure around the bowl and a peppering of birdseye on the shank. I would be negligent were I not to mention the reason this is named the Duck's Head, which is because, if inverted, the black dots on the heel become eyes, the shank a bill, and the bowl a neck. Accented with a metal duck's head on the stem, this pipe is a handsome and genteel addition to anyone's rotation, and surely a must buy for enthusiasts of waterfowl.

-John McElheny

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Fiammata (one egg stamp)
(stamping faded)
  • Length: 5.70 in./144.78 mm.
  • Weight: 1.98 oz./56.25 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.42 in./61.47 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.14 in./54.36 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.88 in./22.35 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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