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American Estates: Michael Butera Sable Vintage Classic Lovat with Silver (301) (A) (1988)

Product Number: 004-009-12971

Michael Butera is perhaps the most influential carver of the late 20th-century American/Italian style, and his pipes are few and rarely present themselves. Here's one from 1988, with thick chamber walls and a firm, muscular bowl, quite tall in comparison to the shank-and-stem combination out back. The transition steps to the round shank in crisp, cylindrical fashion, and the sandblast offers no shortage of deep valleys and grooved ring grain. A stunning find made by an American pipe making legend and one that's a particularly excellent example of Butera's style with traditional shapes.

- Chuck Stanion
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CONDITION:
Minor Rim Charring Chamber Carbonizing Charring Around The Airway Tooth Marks

STAMPING:
SABLE
301
A (inside circle)
88
BUTERA
VINTAGE CLASSIC
  • Length: 5.95 in./151.13 mm.
  • Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.13 in./54.10 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.88 in./47.75 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Lovat
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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